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)

Course contact
Was this page useful?

Do not provide personal information such as your name or email address in the feedback form. Read our privacy policy for more information on how we use this data

What is the reason for your answer?
I couldn't find what I was looking for
The information wasn't relevant to me
The information is too complicated