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Grief and Bereavement diploma

Grief and Bereavement diploma

The death of a loved one is an event that all of us are likely to experience during our lifetimes.

If you have decided to embark on a career, where you want to work with the bereaved, you will understand that dealing effectively and positively with grief caused by a loss is central to the recovery process.

Whilst lives are often transformed by such loss, it does not necessarily need to be for the worst in the long term.

As someone who has a deep desire to help those suffering with grief, you will need to ensure that the training you undertake will be effective.

Our course will equip you will specialist information and methods to be able to counsel the grieving person benevolently whilst accommodating their unique circumstances.

What will I learn?

You will acquire essential skills to encourage your client to share what is on their mind and talk about what they have experienced with a view to instil a coping mechanism within them, whereby they will gradually heal from the pain.

Why should I enrol on to this course?

In just 6 informative, easy-to-digest modules you can become the pillar of strength and anchorage of retreat for the grief stricken.

As this programme can be studied from anywhere at a time that suits you, it will easily fit around your existing commitments.


This course will prepare you with all-important aspects of counselling to enable working with the bereaved.

  • Understand the grief reaction, the ‘chaos’ of grief and its different phases.
  • Understand the purpose of bereavement counselling.
  • Understand the stress specific and non-specific/mixed reactions of grief.
  • Understand and identify the different types of grief.
  • Explain how to support the management of grief.
  • Recognise a ‘pang’ or ‘wave’ of grief and explain what might trigger such an episode.
  • Learn 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.
  • Learn the definition of the following:
    • Stigma
    • Deprivation
  • Understand ways in which bereavement affects the male client.
  • Discover how children handle grief at different ages.
  • Establish how the counsellor deals with the burden of guilt in a child.
  • Understand the impact and scope of violent death.
  • Explore how support needs to be adapted when dealing with violent death.
  • Identify normal and pathological denial.
  • Ascertain the rights of the bereaved.


  • No pre-requisite
  • You will gain a endorsed Diploma
  • Readily available for you to access online from anywhere
  • You can enhance your current career status by adding this qualification to your portfolio
  • At the end of each unit there is a multiple choice question assessment, which is a great way to help you remember the main points of each lesson and confirmation that you have retained the essential knowledge
  • Gain a better understanding of how to deal with a loss and become a support system for friends and family as well as on a professional level.
  • Attitudes towards death
  • Bereavement & the client
  • What is grief - what can be done to help
  • Working with children
  • Grief v. depression
  • Adjusting to violent death
  • Exploring grief & the letting go
  • Rights of the bereaved
Course Code
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
1 gigahertz (GHz)
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Mac OS
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 6 or above
Mozilla Firefox
Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android



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