Bereavement & Grief Counselling Course

This Bereavement & Grief Counselling online course: The chaos of grief can be at the same time overwhelming and a refuge to retreat into. For those who are suffering there is no consolation and for those around them words prove appallingly inadequate. Working with the bereaved deals with an important aspect of counselling.

The sense of loss, intense grief and depression that follows bereavement can be almost unbearable and the need for counselling is often a desperate one.

Qualification: Bereavement & Grief Counselling Award
Accredited: Yes
QCF Recognised: No, Equivalent level of learning at level 3
Awarding Body: NCFE IIQ
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 140 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: Not Applicable

Bereavement & Grief Counselling Course

Bereavement & Grief Counselling Course

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Course Fee: Starting at: £299.00

One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Describe the grief reaction, the "chaos" of grief and show the four different phases
Summarise bereavement counslling

Investigate the stress specific and non specific/mixed reactions of grief and show the different types of grief
Discuss your understanding of the management of grief

Describe a pang or wave of grief and analyse what might trigger such an episode
Explain how anger is a normal response to grief and how it is often misdirected
Identify the primary symptoms of grief and the on going state which is likely to be experienced
Define your understanding of the following: Stigma, Deprivation

Evaluate ways in which bereavement affects the male client

Explain how children handle grief at different ages
Discuss how the counsellor deals with the burden of guilt in a child

Describe how blame plays a part in a violent death and how it interferes with the mourning process
Identify normal and pathological denial
Summarise the rights of the bereaved

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

NCFE IIQ - Level 3 Bereavement & Grief Award

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. NCFE is recognised as an awarding organistation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the office of qualifications and examination regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for Curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

This course has been accredted under the NCFE IIQ licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at level 3 (Using Ofquals qualificaiton and credit framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty and level of acheivement involved. This course is provided in partnership with Stonebridge Associated College an approved NCFE Investing in quality centre (IIQ) to give formal recognition to our courses.

The course has been designed to specifically meet the needs of learners who prefer to study at home or as a pathway course. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding body. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the "award" of a certificate of acheivement.

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by NCFE and can take up to 12 weeks to be received after completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 140. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.We would encourage students to seriously consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to achieve, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likely you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.




Always Free ShippingStudents are able to complete their course purely online though our student portal or choose to receive a hard copy of the course lessons via the post. If you choose to receive a hard copy please note you will also be required to upload any completed assignments via the student portal. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can expect to receive access to the student portal via email within 3 working days of enrolment being received. Please allow 5 working days for receipt of hard copy materials if selected. 

If you choose to enrol please select your preferred method at checkout. 

All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email through our student portal. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.

This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments throughout their course by uploading completed assignments to our student portal. 

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.

In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here. 

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So lets explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding. 

Firstly we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 7 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid. 

All returns must remain unused and in resaleable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations 2000. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 7 days as above. Unfortunately if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 01827 283735 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call