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melanoma early detection training
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Produced by the national skin cancer and melanoma charity; Skcin, the MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) Accreditation programme has been developed to harness the power of hair, health and beauty industry professionals who are uniquely placed to spot the early signs and symptoms of skin cancer and save lives.

The MASCED PRO on-line Training Programme has been developed by national melanoma and skin cancer charity, Skcin, to provide medical and healthcare practitioners with an accessible, cost effective tool with which to develop their knowledge of the early signs and symptoms of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers - giving them the confidence to refer or signpost patients to appropriate colleagues and/or services following the identification of suspicious lesions.

The MASCED PRO Programme offers hair, health and beauty professionals who are level 4 or above, the opportunity to become Accredited and awarded certification for taking part. Becoming Accredited is an achievement you can be hugely proud of, providing evidence of your Continual Professional Development and a potentially life saving service to your clients.

The MASCED PRO programme costs £40.00.

The MASCED PRO Accreditation Programme is included as part of our Chemical Peel training. 

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  • The course trains you how to spot the early signs and symptoms of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers and how to confidently signpost your client(s)/patient(s) to take appropriate action.

  • The course trains you how to prevent skin cancer by adopting simple sun safety measures so you can empower your clients/ patients to take charge of their skin health.

  • You receive quality printed materials and a MASCED training guide via post.

  • You have access to the online e-course, accreditation certificate and resources to share with your clients/patients.

  • The training has been reviewed and is supported by professional dermatologists.

  • The training is widely recognised by industry bodies and endorsed by Habia

  • Over 13,000 industry professionals, have registered with the programme.

  • Over 96% of professionals have rated the training 5 stars with fantastic feedback received daily.

The MASCED Educational Accreditation Programme has been developed by national skin cancer awareness charity, Skcin. The contents of this website, including images and associated material are for guidance and educational purposes only. Participants are not expected or required to diagnose skin cancer and should always advise clients seek professional advice from their GP and/or Dermatologist.

All funds received from the MASCED PRO Training Programme are ploughed straight back into the charity, enabling us to enhance and develop our range of educational intervention programmes and resources, to aid the prevention and early detection of melanoma and skin cancer on a national scale.



With the provision of the training and tools provided by the MASCED PRO Training Programme, on completion learners will be able to:

  • Identify and interpret common signs and symptoms in the assessment of the most common forms of potential non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers.

  • Demonstrate appropriate clinical decision-making in taking action to refer or sign-post patients to appropriate colleagues and / or services.

  • Utilise effective communication techniques in the education of their patients in relation to the identification, management and prevention of sun damage and skin cancer.

  • Critically reflect on their own clinical practice to identify and develop their understanding of sun damage and skin cancers.

  • Gain access to the tools and resources with which to extend the provision of vital information on the prevention and early detection of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer into and across their patient community.