Course Overview

Addiction Counselling Level 3

Course code: ABC001

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There is a national shortage of qualified therapists able to help people overcome problems associated with addiction.

People can be addicted to all sorts of things, from gambling, alcohol and drugs to shopping, stealing and sex - to name only a few. Thousands of people suffer from addictive behaviour and many seek professional help to overcome it.

This course will enable you to learn about the different types and causes of addiction and gain the knowledge to offer appropriate therapy and support to clients.

If you are already working as a counsellor, this is an excellent opportunity to specialise in the area of addiction and addictive behaviour. However, the course may also appeal to novices who are considering a career in counselling.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You will have more than enough time to complete your course so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

This 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.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 27th August
Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Counselling skills and approaches (part 1)
  • Core skills and competencies of counselling
  • Aims and objectives of counselling
  • Key theoretical principles that underpin counselling
  • Scope of counselling
Unit 2: Counselling skills and approaches (part 2)
  • How to establish and maintain the counselling relationship
  • Importance of relationship boundaries in addiction counselling
  • Ethical principles and how they apply to counselling contexts
  • Concepts and processes of transference and countertransference
Unit 3: Counselling skills and approaches (part 3)
  • Theoretical principles for each approach
  • Clients each approach is suitable for
  • Specialist skills required for each approach
  • Key similarities and differences between each approach
Unit 4: Understanding addiction
  • The physiology of addiction
  • The psychology of addiction
  • Predisposition to addiction
  • Processes of relapse linked to physiological and psychological changes
Unit 5: Types of addiction
  • Substance and alcohol addiction
  • Common features of addiction
  • How counsellors need to adapt their approach for each type of addiction
  • Challenges of each addiction with regard to social, family and wide-ranging impacts
Unit 6: Client and support issues in addiction counselling
  • Explain the challenges of co-occurring diagnoses
  • How stereotyping and labelling affects the counselling process
  • Challenges of denial and ambivalence
  • Social and family support systems and how these impact recovery
Other Information

Assessment

You will be assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 100 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

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 components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. 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 demand/complexity 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 & Certa 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 and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

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

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

This 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.

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

No previous knowledge or skills are required to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter*
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra Card

* Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
  • Have a valid email address and can access it

Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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