Trace & Open Source Intelligence workshop

Join specialist online investigations company Intelect and Burton Regan at our offices in Leeds for a full day of Internet Investigative Skills training. This course has been developed and designed with investigators in mind.

You will learn how to access the best information about people, companies and entities in a timely fashion. You will be shown techniques designed to keep you safe and secure online and how to analyse the data that you find.

You’ll engage with practical and relevant exercises that are all designed to put into practice what you learn and take those skills back to your workplace.

Content will include

  • Understanding the Internet
  • Planning for a successful investigation
  • Tracing people and companies
  • Advanced search techniques and tools

The course is CPD certified and you will attain a total of 7 hrs of credits.

Buffet lunch and refreshments are included in the price.

About your trainer

Colin Tansley is a former senior police officer. He has over 40 years of experience in security and investigations. In 2010 he founded Intelect and have been the MD ever since. During his career as a police officer he worked in the West Yorkshire and Cleveland forces. His work involved uniformed patrol, public order duties, CID, child protection, training and intelligence. He has had exposure at a senior level to significant national and international projects. This has included work performed in Basra, Iraq as a police advisor.

His acclaimed Internet Investigative Skills course has been delivered to numerous professionals across the world. Taking him to Albania, Croatia, Cyprus, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia to name a few.

Colin is also a visiting lecturer at University College Isle of Man where he teaches up and coming Cyber Security Professionals about the ‘investigative skills’ element of their Cyber Security degree programme.



Corroboration of Open-source intelligence (OSINT) with SOCMINT and commercial databases is the key to most investigations conducted to locate people, gather intel, background check or break fraud and civil crime

Structured analysis and dedicated research = results

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Kevin Regan’s Company: Burton Regan Limited has won countless awards and accolades for debtor tracing.

Kevin Regan won the 2019 Frank Martin Award – The Award goes to a prominent member of the Association of British Investigators who is considered to have served the Association or the Private Investigator profession above and beyond the call of duty.

Full Member: Association of British Investigators; The eAssessment Association. Founding member of the Association of British Investigators Academy.

Centre Co-ordinator. OCR Award in Assessing Candidates Using a Range of Methods.

Pearson PLC Lead Examiner for the Professional Investigator Sector.

Our Classroom training option is available to groups or organisations that require intensive, practical, training – please call for information dates and prices 0113 270 7500

  • 09.30 – 10.30: Planning, Feasibility, Laws and Regulations
  • 10.30 – 11.00: Coffee break
  • 11.00 – 13.00: Trace Enquiries. Intelligence gathering
  • 13.00 – 14.00: Lunch
  • 14.00 – 15.00: Trace Workshop
  • 15.00 – 15.30: Coffee break
  • 15.30 – 17.00: Trace Workshop (Advanced Techniques)

Refreshments supplied @ Burton Regan Ltd t/a: Private Investigator Training UK, Vicarage Chambers, 9 Park Square East, Leeds, LS1 2LH.

Please arrange your accommodation locally, if required. Please bring a laptop or tablet.

Burton Regan Limited t/as:
Private Investigator Training UK,
Blackwell House,
Guildhall Yard,
London,
EC2V 5AE.
Burton Regan Limited t/as:
Private Investigator Training UK,
Vicarage Chambers,
9 Park Square East,
Leeds,
LS1 2LH.