Digital media investigator programme (DMI) – Hydra module

The final module in a three-step process to becoming a digital media investigator.

The Hydra module takes place in an immersive, interactive environment and aims to consolidate prior learning.


​To consolidate the core skills required to perform the role of DMI effectively.


​On successful completion of this course learners will have: 

  • demonstrated a thorough grasp of the investigative opportunities presented by the exploitation of digital data
  • shown they can formulate and record a digital strategy
  • shown the ability to make effective decisions to support a senior investigating officer
  • demonstrated the ability to respond dynamically to a rapidly developing investigation

Methods of delivery

​The course takes place in an immersive, interactive environment and is delivered to a maximum of 12 delegates.

Key details

Qualification eligibility

​Learners will have completed the DMI Initial three-day course.


A minimum period of six months’ workplace-based assessment prior to attending this course.

Practitioner group

Officers and staff undertaking the role of digital media investigator within a dedicated unit or who have responsibilities for digital media investigation as part of their role.


Two days.


Home Office forces (non-residential):

£419 (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021)

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