In order to support someone through pet bereavement or pet loss, we have to have a clear and thorough understanding of the entire subject and all aspects related to bereavement. Pet bereavement is not just about helping someone come to terms with their loss by offering tea and sympathy. The entire subject goes far deeper than most would imagine.
In our open learning courses you will learn the difference between Counselling and Support, Pain and Suffering (something most Vets see on a daily basis), understanding the emotional roller coaster that pet carers will experience, the aftercare of a pet's body, and of course how to help a pet carer through bereavement.
Our courses will offer you the opportunity to understand and learn, in real depth how Pet Crematoriums & Pet Cemeteries operate, we also give you the opportunity to read real scenarios, showing the type of support pet carers really need and want.
Most bereavement courses are written by Counsellors, Psychologists, Teachers or Veterinary Surgeons, who although vastly experienced, base their courses on their chosen field, and without the experience and knowledge of working in the pet bereavement industry do not cover the entire spectrum of issues related to pet bereavement. Our courses are written by Dawn Murray following her many years supporting pet carers as a Pet Undertaker and Pet Bereavement Counsellor.
The courses were specifically written to appeal to everyone, regardless of their profession. You do not require to be educated to University level, or to work in a Veterinary practice. It is designed to attract those with a genuine and natural ability to want to help others.
On completion of the course you will have the knowledge and confidence to support clients through pet bereavement. Unlike some of the cheaper courses available we cover all aspects of pet loss and provide students with a dedicated tutor to help through the course.
Certificates will also be provided by Living with Pet Bereavement and One Awards on completion.
**We expect our courses to be fully accredited by One Awards by November 2020 - courses book prior to this date will not start till accreditation is signed off**
One Awards is a Quality Assurance and Accreditation organisation offering accreditation services, Access to HE Diplomas, and delivering services on behalf of NOCN, a leading UK Awarding and Assessment Organisation which has created opportunities for students and learners for 30 years. NOCN qualifications are specifically designed to enable learners to achieve their individual goals and meet the growing challenges and demands of the 21st century.
Our first course 'Understanding Pet Bereavement' covers the emotional aspects of pet bereavement, we also look at how specific groups deal with pet bereavement, euthanasia and the aftercare options available to pet carers.
Entry onto our second course is dependant on successful completion of our first 'Understanding Pet Bereavement' course. Our Second course delves further into the topic of Pet Bereavement concentrating on how we can support pet carers at this difficult time.