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Grief & Bereavement Counseling

My Distance Learning College


"Grief is a measure of our love and independence and is the price we have to pay for loving."

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

Topics in this course include:

  • 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


On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Grief & Bereavement Counseling Diploma

Grief & Bereavement Counseling Diploma issued by My Distance Learning College, entitling you to use the letters SAC Dip after your name.

NCFE Level 3 Grief & Bereavement Counseling Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 3 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 3, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 3 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9151
cost $313.00
estimated time to
complete course
120 Hours
course materials
365 Days