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Grief Counselling Level 3

Course Code: OSC957
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

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 50,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course 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

Other 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 Qualification 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.

course questions & answers

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
  • Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • Student study planner
  • Three colour highlighter
  • Student notebook
  • Document wallet
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • 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 do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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Reviews For This Course

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    "Beautifully written and very sensitive and supportive to the readers needs"

    - Jennifer Shipp, Cambridge

    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.

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