Online OSINT Training for Public Sector Employees

Blended Online Open Source Intelligence Training for Public Sector Employees

A comprehensive OSINT/III Online Course for the Public Sector

Course Code: BOOT-U


Prepare for the Live Online Training, with study at home, in the office or while traveling on public transport.
The Qwarie Blended Online OSINT Training provides flexibility, while delivering an up-to-date and comprehensive Open Source Intelligence training service.
We find that the slower delivery over 13 weeks, allows for better retention of information, than an intensive 5 day classroom training.

Also, the Blended Online OSINT Training causes less disruption for the Public Authority business processes.
Delegates each Live Online Training is delivered in the morning, within the UTC 0 time zone.
Qwarie has the capacity to deliver in other time zones.

The typical weekly study time requirement does vary from week to week, depending on the module and the trainee's existing knowledge.
Each trainee should allow for 3 to 13 hours of study, each week, depending on the module.



The Blended Online OSINT Training commences on the first Tuesday of each month.
There are 13 modules providing a term of 13 weeks.

Each Tuesday by e-mail, one module of the Blended Online OSINT Training material, is delivered to each delegate.
The material is in Printed Document Format (PDF).
Within the following seven days, the delegate should study the material provided and perform any practical examples.

The following Tuesday, the Live Online Training will be available to all delegates.
By e-mail, each delegate is sent a reminder, 24 hours before the upcoming live training.



The trainer is a highly experienced, ex-law enforcement officer.
One Live Online Training is provided each week, with duration from 30 to 180 minutes.

Each Live Online Training training will commence at at 10:00hrs UTC, with a Q&A session; so delegates can ask any questions concerning the current module.

The trainer provides explanations and where necessary, live demonstrations, so that all delegates are sure they understand the subject matter of the current module.
Then, the trainer will set a test for the delegates, and depending on the results;
the trainer will discuss with the trainees, the outcome of the test and any wider implications concerning the module subject matter.
The trainer will exercise the option to deliver more live demonstrations for the trainees to observe.
After that, there might be another Q&A.

The Live Online Training is delivered through the secure GoToTraining platform,
that can be accessed from your office, from the delegate's home or even from a mobile device.
The smartphone app is excellent. It really is viable to attend the Live Online Training, on a mobile device.
However, to fully participate and to perform any tasks set by the trainer, during the Live Online Training, it's always more productive to be using a computer with two monitors.

The intention is that, by the end of each Live Online Training, every delegate shall have the capacity to perform the OSINT research relevant to the current module.
At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate that signs up for the monthly OSINT newsletter.



At the end of each weekly Live Online Training, any client Public Authority might request that each of their delegates should take a short online test.


At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, there is an option to take final exam and receive a certificate.




There is no obligation to purchase all modules in the Blended Online OSINT Training.
However, Module 1 is mandatory

You can choose the modules you want, and the price is adjusted accordingly.
However, the training process does have a natural progression that might be compromised where any module might be omitted and, OSINT is dynamic and is changing all the time.
Qwarie constantly updates the training material, so that even the most experienced of researchers might be made aware of new techniques that might compensate for other techniques that have been excluded.

With no extra cost, one person within the client Public Authority, who has an oversight requirement, shall have the capability to engage in any Live Online Training.
The person with oversight has the right to engage with the trainer and to ask any questions.

Also, a request can be made to Qwarie to record the Live Online Training.
There is no additional fee for the recording service.
Delegates can login and then watch and listen to the recording.



13 Open Source Intelligence Training Modules



The complete Blended Online OSINT Training is £597 + VAT per delegate.
Discounts apply

Individual modules are £50 each + VAT per delegate.
Module 1 is mandatory.
Qwarie reserves the right to push back the start date of any 'open' training by no more than one month.

In the near future, the capability to select modules and benefit from discount pricing will display here.
In the interim, please make any request with the form.



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

Audience: Designed for Law Enforcement, and any 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. Qwarie is developing Legal and Policy modules for other jurisdictions.

Provisioning: PDF files with resources and data sources from the Qwarie website, and online training.

Format: Theory and information, with examples, followed by online practical tasks for most modules.

Duration: 13 weeks

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

Data Protection: Each organisation and all it's trainees, that take the training 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 training 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 training, 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: These are optional. The client organisation can 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: Pass mark is set by the client organisation. Otherwise it is 80%.  

Certification: All trainees that pass the final exam have the option to request a certificate. On request, the mark attained shall display on the certificate.

Accreditation: Currently, the course is not independently accredited. However, a combination of the quality and extent of the material, the examination and the verifiable certificate, allows students and employers to rely on the Qwarie Blended Online OSINT Training

Volume Discount: On a single Purchase Order over £9,000

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 Qwarie to sign-up for the training or to request more information.


Public Sector Training Dates

Restricted to any Public Authority employee

Starting: Tuesday 1 September 2020

Starting: Tuesday 6 October 2020

Starting: Tuesday 3 November 2020