With every attendance with us at North West Vocational College, you will be given the opportunity to complete a MASCED accreditation

Danielle Wilcock is an Ambassador for the charity , you will be able to complete this accreditation whilst training with us this is an excellent opportunity to show your clients you have taken this accreditation .

A national Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection training programme for beauty therapists / hairdressers, Medical and Healthcare Practitioners.

What is the MASCED training programme?

The MASCED training programme has been developed by national melanoma and skin cancer awareness 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 training programme has been reviewed and is supported by the British Association of Dermatologists, the British Association Skin Cancer Specialist Nurses and the British Dermatological Nursing Group. “The British Association of Dermatologists supports this valuable programme. Many professionals who come into contact with skin through the course of their work will have received little or no training in how to spot signs of the UK’s most common cancer. Given that the vast majority of deaths from skin cancer could be avoided if the cancer was detected earlier, work such as this by Skcin, to help drive earlier referrals of potential cancers to specialist.