Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager’s Guide

Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager’s Guide



    The Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager’s Guide course is designed to provide managers and employees with a detailed understanding of bereavement policy and support in the workplace. It offers guidance on a range of topics from creating a safe space for employees to talk, to the signs and symptoms of traumatic grief.

    Anyone who is suffering from bereavement needs time off work and support to recover, and this course discusses the rights of employees in regards to bereavement, from bereavement allowance to the different ways to support employees returning from bereavement leave. It will also familiarise learners with the stages of grief and bereavement to help speed up the healing process.

    This course is not just for managers, but for anyone who wants to learn how to support a fellow colleague through difficult times by learning valuable counselling skills.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Gain an in-depth understanding of the stages of grief and bereavement, as well as the symptoms of grief
    • Understand how to communicate with the bereaved and create a safe space for them to talk
    • Learn about how line managers and other coworkers can help in the healing process
    • Be able to support employees who are returning to work after bereavement leave
    • Recognise the symptoms of traumatic grief and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Know when to seek professional help for grief and bereavement
    • Deepen your understanding of the legal rights of employees regarding bereavement in the UK
    • Develop your understanding of bereavement policy and bereavement support allowance

    Method of Assessment

    To assess your learning, you have to participate in an automated multiple-choice question exam. You have to score at least 60% to pass the exam and to qualify for CPD accredited certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

    To enhance your knowledge regarding the course and to further assess your learning, you are advised to complete the assignment questions provided at the end of the course, which you can complete anytime you wish. 

    After submitting the assignment, our expert tutor will assess your assignment and will give you feedback on your performance.


    After completing the MCQ assessment, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education, as proof of your continued professional development. Certification is available in PDF format, for £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, for just £15.

    Who is this course for?

    This grievance counselling course applies to management staff, business owners, and anyone who wants to develop their counselling skills or support a grieving colleague. There are no specific entry requirements for this course, which is open to everyone.

    Career path

    Once you have successfully completed the course, you will be able to provide quality support as a manager or fellow coworker to any member of staff who may be suffering from bereavement. You will have excellent knowledge of the bereavement process and bereavement policy in the workplace, taking the appropriate measures to ensure colleagues feel supported and cared for.


    Course Curriculum

    Module 1: Grief and Bereavement
    Grief and Bereavement 00:20:00
    Module 2: Recognising and Acknowledging Grief
    Recognising and Acknowledging Grief 00:08:00
    Module 3: Understanding the Grieving Process
    Understanding the Grieving Process 00:16:00
    Module 4: Bereavement in an Organisation
    Bereavement in an Organisation 00:23:00
    Module 5: The Manager – Understanding the role
    The Manager – Understanding the Role 00:20:00
    Module 6: Bereaved employees – Returning to the work
    Bereaved employees – Returning to the work 00:31:00
    Module 7: Impacts of grief and one's mental health
    Impacts of Grief and One’s Mental Health 00:30:00
    Module 8: Legal rights – Bereavement in UK
    Legal rights – Bereavement in UK 00:19:00
    Module 9: Bereavement policy – A guide for employers
    Bereavement Policy – A Guide for Employers 00:19:00
    Mock Exam
    Mock Exam – Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager’s Guide 00:20:00
    Final Exam
    Final Exam – Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager’s Guide 00:20:00

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