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Grief Counselling Course Level 3 Award – Endorsed

This bereavement and grief counselling course teaches you the understanding and helping of others, that are going through the loss of a loved one and how it can have a devastating effect on an individual.

If you have experienced the pain and upset of losing someone close to you, then you will understand. Many of us require a neutral person to help us through the experience of grieving.

Are you a caring individual? A good listener, compassionate, able to understand a person's needs? Then this could be the ideal path for you to consider.

Students will learn how to:

  • Understand grief, loss, bereavement and mourning
  • Develop knowledge about the models of bereavement and anticipatory loss
  • Explain ‘The Invisible Toolbox Part 1’ in developing counselling skills
  • Understand ‘The Invisible Toolbox Part 2’ in approaches and techniques
  • Recognise know how to support people with children, adolescents and loss

This grief counselling course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.


Qualification: Grief Counselling Level 3 
Support: 1-year support included
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
Endorsed Specification
Price: Interest-Free Finance

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 6 units of study in total as listed below.

6 tutor marked assignments to complete

UNIT 1: GRIEF, LOSS, BEREAVEMENT AND MOURNING
  • Differentiate the terms grief, loss, bereavement and mourning
  • Role of the grief counsellor
  • Attitudes towards death
UNIT 2: MODELS OF BEREAVEMENT AND ANTICIPATORY LOSS
  • Models/Stages of grief – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • TEAR – Worden
  • Complicated Grief
  • Models of grief
  • Persistent complex bereavement disorder
  • Impede the role of the grief counsellor
UNIT 3: THE INVISIBLE TOOLBOX PART 1: DEVELOPING COUNSELLOR SKILLS
  • Aim of grief counselling
  • Rogers’s client-centred approach to grief counselling
UNIT 4: THE INVISIBLE TOOLBOX PART 2: APPROACHED AND TECHNIQUES
  • Psychological approaches
  • Case study: Laura
  • Major depression disorder
  • Models of grieving stages
UNIT 5: CHILDREN, ADOLESCENTS AND LOSS
  • Child symptoms of grief
  • Applying interventions for a child who is grieving
  • Empty chair technique
  • Therapist’s worksheets
UNIT 6: OTHER TYPES OF LOSS
  • Your role as a bereavement counsellor
  • Choose a model of bereavement to apply to the case study
  • Interventions best for the case study

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Course Duration

This course comes with 12 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 80 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 100 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 6 months.

Course Outcome

ABC Quality License Scheme – Certificate of Achievement

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme & is offered in partnership with Open Study College (OSC). This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by OFQUAL, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and /or employers requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Abc Awards & Cert awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards & Certs Awards have long-established reputations for providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards & Certa Awards combine over 180 years of experience combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards & Certs Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14: all are developed with the support of the relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

Regulated qualifications refer to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual/CCEA/Qualification Wales

Study Method

Select between studying purely online or opt to receive a paper copy of your lessons in the post.

If you opt for a paper copy:

Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

Learners are then able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed directly to their tutor for marking.

If you opt for the online version:

You will access your course lessons using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

Assessment

Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor-marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest-free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
✅ Trading since 2006 – We will not let you down
✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £12 fee per year applies.

Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this, you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.

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Payments plans - Guaranteed acceptance*

Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest-free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions:

Aged 18 and above (Maximum age 75)
Permanent resident in the UK
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditions. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872.

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered.

14 Day Money Back Guarantee

Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply return your course pack unused for a refund.*

*Minus postage. An admin fee is deducted from any deposit refunded if a finance plan is arranged and then cancelled.

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