1Course Overview

Grief Counselling Level 3

Course code: OSC957

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Broaden your knowledge of grief counselling, from home!

This course will enable you 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 course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!              

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 75,000 students that already have!

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. 

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2Course Content
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
3Other Information
Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments, which are marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

You will have a full year to complete this course, which is plenty of time to be able to study at your own pace.

Study Method

You will study this course through distance learning, which means you can learn at a time and place to suit you. Your course materials will be delivered to you by post, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. Tutor support is also available by email, so help is only a click away! You will send your assignments to your tutor for marking. Assignments can be sent by email or post, it’s up to you!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed by TQUK. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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 your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

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. 

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

No previous skills or knowledge is needed to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. This course is truly flexible and adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Comprehensive study guide
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • Student study planner
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE CV writing service
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your Grief Counselling Level 3 Certificate.

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.

6Reviews

Beautifully written and very sensitive and supportive to the readers needs

I am still reading the fabulous book on 'Grief and Grieving'...! When I first started reading it, I didn't seem to get past the first few pages without having a bit of a toot...! Beautifully written and very sensitive and supportive to the readers needs. I am enjoying the course, thank you.

- Jennifer Shipp

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