Skin cancer training celebrates success

National charity Skcin's online training programme teaching the hair and beauty industry how to spot the early signs of skin cancer now has more than 10,000 registered professionals.
Online accreditation programme, MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) works with the hair, health and beauty sectors to raise awareness, promote prevention and increase early detection to improve prognosis, with the ultimate goal of saving lives.

The training, which launched in January 2018, has been reviewed by professional dermatologists, is endorsed by Habia (worth 2 CPD points) and is officially recognised by BABTAC amongst other industry bodies that are supporting the programme.

Skcin CEO, Marie Tudor says: “Hair, health and beauty industry professionals see clients up-close on a regular basis and are therefore uniquely placed to observe changes that may occur on their client's skin, particularly in areas that clients may not be able to see themselves – this puts them in a powerful position.”

The course has been devised to arm professionals with the confidence to raise any concerns with clients and encourage them to get it checked out.

“By taking the time to swot up on skin surveillance and learn how to identify suspicious lesions, professionals could detect the early signs of skin cancer and advise their client to take action. This could prevent disfigurement through surgery and in the case of spotting melanoma early, save lives.”

For more information about the programme, visit