Addiction Counselling Diploma - Level 3

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Course Code : ODL23
Format : Online
Accreditation : OLQA
Suggested Duration : 200 Hours
Level : 3

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Course Description

Addiction Counselling - Level 3 OLQA

Students will be provided with a fuller working knowledge and understanding of subject areas including: psychodynamic, person-centred, and also cognitive behavioural approaches. 

Students will have support on hand to gain a better understanding of advanced counselling skills. There are a range of modules to be completed each of which is specifically linked to addiction counselling. Throughout the course there will be activities in place to allow the student to evaluate their own work. The advanced skills are necessary in more specialist counselling fields, as they will enable you to deal with a range of clients and recognise their specific needs. Not only this, but you will be required to have sufficient knowledge of the origins of particular physiological and also emotional factors.  

This course will specifically focus on the analysis and assessment of psychosocial factors which are linked to addiction, as well as how addictive behavioural problems meet the challenges of treatment and therapy. Students will also learn about substance and alcohol addiction. Many of the theories and concepts that we will examine can be applied to the majority of addictive behaviours. 

The course involves the study of ten modules. All of which required the learner to complete assignments. Once the course has successfully been completed you will be required to pass a 5000 word extended essay question. You have the option to either study online or to have learning materials delivered in paper form. This will be an additional charge of £65.

Students can request that they complete the course online. This means that no paper based materials will be posted to the learner.


No Previous Knowledge Required

This course has been designed to allow students to continue learning about Addiction Counselling as a follow on from the introductory or basic counselling course.


Course Modules

  • Introduction to addiction, discussion, and reappratisal of counselling skills
  • The psychodynamic approach relevant to addiction therapy
  • The cognitive  behavioural approach relevant to addiction therapy
  • Client-counsellor relationships in addiction therapy
  • Understanding addiction: part 1
  • Understanding addiction: part 2
  • Focusing on substance addiction
  • Focusing on alcohol addiction
  • Discussion on other addictions such as smoking, food and shopping


12 Months Tutor Support

Students will have access to 12 months tutor support. Tutors are on hand to answers any questions or queries that you may have with regards to the course materials. They will also provide learners with constructive feedback on assignments and offer advice to the student for areas of improvement. An assigned tutor will view your work and gage how well the content of the course has been understood.



At the end of the course learners are required to complete a 5000 word extended essay. There will also be a multiple choice examination to be completed online.


Awarding Organisation

This Level 3 Diploma in Addiction Counselling is Quality Assured by OLQA.  On successful completion of the course you will receive certification awarded by Oxford College.

Please note that the qualification gained from completing this course does not carry UCAS points. It is however, a recognised qualification to employers. Some universities will accept it as a level 3 qualification. 

If you are looking to go onto university is it vital that you check the entry requirements to see if they will accept a Level 3 Diploma in place of A Levels/UCAS points, relevant to the course you wish to gain admission onto.

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