Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Training


On 26 June 2020, Qwarie moved it's OSINT training online.
Private classroom training continues to be available, but the public classroom training is discontinued.

The Online OSINT training is split into two courses, both with regular start dates.
Public Authority employees attend one course.
Corporate researchers and private investigators attend another course.

Public Sector Online OSINT Training - Exclusive to Public Authority Employees

A comprehensive OSINT course, delivered in a managed environment.
Course material delivered over 12 weeks, with live training sessions.
More info on the Blended Online OSINT Training for the Public Sector


Private Sector Online OSINT Training - for Corporate Reseachers & Private Investigators

A comprehensive OSINT course, delivered in a managed environment.
Course material delivered over 11 weeks, with live training sessions.
More info on the Blended Online OSINT Training for the Private Sector


Online OSINT Private Training - for closed groups

Comprehensive OSINT courses, delivered in a managed environment.
Available to Public & Private Sector Organisations
The course material and live training is delivered in compliance with the client requirements.
More info on the Blended Private Online OSINT Training


The OSINT Distance Learning Course (DLC)

The Open Source Intelligence DLC has no live training sessions. Trainees receive the training material by e-mail, in one of two formats.
a) Each module is delivered weekly, with a short online exam before progressing to the next module.
b) The whole body of the training material is delivered in a single batch, with the option of a final exam.
Clients can select the modules they want to study. There is no obligation to take the whole 12 module training.

Where only the PDF material is required, with the option of a final exam, the price is £500 + VAT per delegate.


The University of Central Lancashire

Qwarie provides the OSINT Module for the UCLAN Cybercrime Investigations MSC.
This is a shother and intensive 5 day version of the 12 module DLC package.


Why Train with Qwarie?

  • Qwarie Specialises in OSINT
  • Up to date OSINT training material
  • Free follow-up e-mail updates
  • Online & gradual learning with high retention
  • Option for intensive classroom training
  • Examination & Certification


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Qwarie continues to offer a private and intensive classroom training, with fixed term courses of 1 - 5 days, and a modular training structure, with a variable duration.
A classroom training is a private course, conducted at your premises or at premises provided by Qwarie.

1 day courses are for decision makers. Courses of 2-5 days are for OSINT practitioners.

1 day courses have no delegate limit.

Preferably, 2-5 day courses are limited to 10 delegates, with similar knowledge and experience.

However, and where required, training assistants accompany the lead trainer. So that, more than 10 delegates may attend a 2-5 day course.

Qwarie has dis-continued the supply of classroom Public training courses. Public OSINT courses are online.



Video tutorials & manuals are available on the mSIS website, for each mSIS application.

Qwarie provides live online training for mSIS CVL & LE.


Fixed Term OSINT Classroom Training

 Qwarie offers a choice of fixed term courses that are ideal for people with limited or no experience of OSINT research.

1. General OSINT & Social Media research courses of 2 to 5 days. Any fixed term course can be delivered privately.

2. Qwarie offers nine targeted, sector specific courses with very high relevance. These private courses focus on the tasks your researchers will perform after the training.

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Modular OSINT Classroom Training & Course Planning

Modular training is intended for people with some experience of OSINT. Modular courses are for a minimum of 2 days.

When planning training, if you are not familiar with OSINT techniques, we recommend you should choose one of our fixed term training courses, or have your delegates take a Pre-training Assessment.

Where you choose to go the module route, be careful to not omit a module because you think it might not be necessary. PTAMS results provide for effective module selection.

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Pre-Training Assessment & Module Selection (PTAMS)

Available prior to the Blended Online training, the DLC and any classroom training.

Save time and money with targeted training for your OSINT researchers.

PTAMS is an on-line test. 30 OSINT questions with multiple choice answers.

Delegates login and answer the questions.

Their results determine the modules where they might require training.

For private customers, a report is generated with the delegate names and modules that are recommended for training.

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OSINT/III Training Levels & Training for Law Enforcement

In 2012, for use in England & Wales, ACPO released a 5 level system to classify OSINT investigation.

In reality, overlapping levels do not represent current law enforcement practice.

In compliance with current practice, Qwarie recommends, and aligns their training, with three levels of access, that are easy to understand.

Guidance or training is available where required.

More about OSINT/III Training for Law Enforcement

Classroom Training Unit (CTU)

With a private training, Qwarie is able to supply a Classroom Training Unit.
Each CTU has up to 10 laptop computers.

Each laptop comes with a pre-configured False Persona for research purposes.

Also, and where the 4G network is robust, the CTU can provide an independent internet connection, for the trainer and all delegates.

More about Qwarie Classroom Training Units