Public Sector Managed III (OSINT) Distance Learning Course

An Open Source Intelligence Managed Distance Learning Course (DLC) for Public Authority Investigators.
This is the Advanced Course covering all 15 modules.

The Open Source Intelligence DLC includes recordings of Live Online Training (LOT) events.

Course Code Class: DLC-U-M

CPD Credits: 64 Hours


The advanced course introduces the trainee to all aspects of investigating online resources to locate intelligence and material. The Foundation component teaches the structure and legality of the process and explains how to stay safe while being effective.
The investigative techniques taught include advanced searching of Google and other search engines, the special techniques required to locate and effectively research the multitude of social media platforms and hundreds of online databases, websites, images, e-mails and other messaging applications and other online resources such as marketplaces, blogs, forums, archives, gaming and gambling platforms, and technical assets that include but are not limited to domains, networks and the dark web.


The trainee will acquire the capability to safely deploy an investigation, in compliance with the legislation and how to locate and connect people and organisations through their online activity, even where an entity might have no intended on-line presence. The trainee will have the capability to safely gather intelligence and material, grade the evidence and compose a report with all of the attributes required for safe and effective litigation and where required, with graphic presentations of the evidence.


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Trainees start the managed DLC, to coincide with an open Advanced Blended Online OSINT (BOOT) course.
There are 15 modules.
By e-mail, one module is delivered, each week, for 15 weeks.
There is an option to take a weekly test and a final exam.
The Final Exam is available 2 weeks after the last module is delivered.
This format provides an option to upgrade to the concurrent or to a later Advanced BOOT course.

The weekly test provides trainees with a way to gauge their progress and customer organisations have some oversight capacity.

At the end of the training, there is an option for each trainee to take final exam and receive a certificate
The final exam is online. Time can be taken to study the printed material before taking the exam.
Each delegate can select their exam date, up to 30 days after the end of the training.
The exam has about 45 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 90 minutes.
The candidate will require access to the internet to perfrom live investigations.
Where the 70% pass mark is acheived, CPD credits are awarded.
Otherwise, a Certificate of Attendance is issued with no CPD credits.

The Advanced III (OSINT) Distance Learning Course is £496 + VAT per delegate.

Purchase the III (OSINT) Distance Learning Course with a credit/debit card payment.

Discounts may apply

It is not possible to select specific modules on a DLC.

Trainees might find that they struggle to complete the DLC and never feel confident about taking the final exam.
Because Axeten BOOT courses start regularly, its easy to upgrade and benefit from Live Online Training (LOT).

Upgrade from a managed DLC to a Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT) with a Live Online Training (LOT) for £320 + VAT per trainee.

Customers have the option for oversight on the Managed DLC, with weekly tests.

Scope: A comprehensive and extensive training course, covering all matters relating to OSINT.

Audience: Designed for Law Enforcement, and wider Public Authority employees with a research mandate.

Jurisdiction: The Legal and Policy module relates primarily to the UK. Otherwise, the principles taught relate to any jurisdiction. Axeten is developing Legal and Policy modules for other jurisdictions.

Provisioning: PDF files with no interactive Live Online training.

Format: One module each week with delivery of the PDFs in compliance with an Advanced BOOT

Duration: 15 weeks

Technical Requirements: No specialist equipment is required, just a standard desktop or laptop computer with a good Internet connection and a Firefox Browser.

Data Protection: Each organisation and all its trainees, that take the Distance Learning Course are responsible for protecting the data that might be processed during the training. Do not leak data to corporate interests. To do this, avoid use of the Chrome or Edge Browsers.

Copyright: Each recipient of the Distance Learning Course is obliged to protect the course material. There is no right to distribute the material to anyone else. This includes people inside your organisation.

Security: Each recipient of the Distance Learning Course, and any purchasing organisation,  is obliged to ensure that all computers and devices used during the course, are not compromised, so the material is not distributed unintentionally.

Weekly Tests: On the managed DLC, these are optional. The client organisation might set the pass mark, and where a pass allows the trainee to progress to the next module. 

Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam.

Examination Pass Mark: The pass mark for CPD accreditation is 70%. Trainees can retake the final exam.

Certification: All trainees that pass the final exam receive a certificate with the assigned CPD Credits for the course taken. On request, the score attained shall display on the certificate.

Accreditation: All course are accredited by The CPD Group.

Volume Discount: 10% on any single Purchase Order for 10 or more places.

Deferred Training: Using training seats purchased at a discount: All trainees shall commence a training within 12 months of the date of the purchase order.

Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.