Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager's Guide

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Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager's Guide

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Learning Outcome


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.

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £89. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certification from One Education

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


This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an endorsed lesson. One Education will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

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 Quality Licence Scheme endorsed and CPD endorsed certificates. After passing the exam, you will be able to apply for a certificate.

In addition, to enhance the depth of your knowledge regarding the course and 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.

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
Assignment – Supporting a Grieving Employee: A Manager’s Guide 2 weeks, 1 day
Order Your Certificate
Order Your Certificate QLS 00:00:00

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