Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Entry Requirement
Entry to this Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma requires that potential students have gained GCSE/IGCSE or equivalent qualifications and have, good English oral, reading and writing skills.
Advice on enrolment and guidance of prior learning (APL) can be obtained through out contact centre. The course is a rolling programme and can be started at any point in the year. Successful students can go on to Higher Education, including remaining as students at OLC to complete courses in our portfolio of higher awards.
All students must be aged 16 or over.
The coursework is assessed through continuous assessment with no formal exit examinations.
Approximately: 200 hours of personal study time for the entire course is recommended. All of which is supported by the OLC Course Tutor, who we greatly encourage students to access support from throughout their course.
This course has been developed by the College’s professional team of tutors to meet the needs of sector based employers and employees. It is also part of the College’s validated level three Diplomas’, recognised internationally, as verified and moderated Centre for Interactive Education (CIE Global). Further details of our accreditations are provided on our website.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course Length
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Course Content
The whole level three diploma has TEN (10) specific units of study, which are sub-divided into topic areas these are:
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 1: Re-appraisal, approaches & theories of counselling
In this unit, student the opportunity to review their knowledge of counselling theory that are, the foundations for counselling practice. In particular, the approaches of: Freud, Rogers, Skinner, Ellis, Jung and Egan. These approaches are fundamental in understanding the psychology of the practice of counselling.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 2: The psycho-dynamic approach essential qualities
The unit explores how the psycho-dynamic approach in psychology is a founding concept in counselling. How it works? How it is used and applied in bereavement therapies.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 3: The cognitive behavioural approach
The unit helps the student to re-explore cognitive behavioural therapy an approach that is a frequently applied in counselling. In doing so, the application of this approach to a variety of client presenting circumstances will be carefully explored.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 4: The person-centred approach
This unit helps the student re-explore person-centred therapy an approach that is a crucial foundation for bereavement counselling. Application and conceptualisation of the approach in a variety of client presenting circumstances will be considered and examples given.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 5: Process, skill and boundaries
At this halfway stage of learning the student will with the gained knowledge from unit 1-4, have the opportunity to contextualise this theoretical learning. In doing so, consideration will be given to how in a bereavement counselling session: what skills are best? Boundaries and limitations in client care: sensitivity, recognition and, signposting.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 6: Loss; concepts, origins and perspectives
How we cope with loss as human beings is the focus of this unit. How, different perspectives in a multi-cultural society; spirituality and religion offer comfort and in part, hope. Why has death in a modern society become “the hidden taboo”?
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 7: Understanding bereavement
How do we understand bereavement, is the key focus of this unit. How understanding the raw needs of clients coping with bereavement is a fundamental part of understanding the different and frequently difficult aspects and features of grief. Is there a process to grieving? What psychological and physiological signs can guide the counsellor in applying skills, which cannot be ‘one set fits all’ but an individual approach that fits the person.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 8: Responding to grief
When planning bereavement counselling sessions, the counsellor seeks to understand the nature and situational feature that are being presented by the client. In this unit we explore how to prepare, structure and signpost sessions unique to the client. How use of vocabulary, client expectations and their responses are treated.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 9: Bereavement counselling: special groups: (Part: 1)
Within bereavement counselling, it is frequently common for group therapy to be used in helping those who are bereaved. The benefit of which is the common bond that exists between the participants. Some of these are: groups whose members have been affected by: cancer; suicide; trauma; disaster; terrorism and crime. All of which require specialist counselling skills.
Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma Unit 10: Bereavement counselling: special groups: (Part: 2)
In this final unit we continue to explore specialist group counselling. The growing popularity of therapy in groups is becoming more appropriate and also diverse. The inclusion of what was once seen less important areas are: stillbirth; loss of a child; loss of a same sex partner and more recently, loss of a pet. We conclude the course by considering the importance of empathetic grieving and how this evolving area will impact upon specialist role of being a counsellor.
This Accredited Level 3 Bereavement Counselling Diploma can be used to gain entry to a Level 4 Diploma or higher.