Skin Cancer Awareness for Non-Healthcare Professionals Level 2

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    Part Time

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    1 Day

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    July 2023


The VTCT Level 2 Award in Skin Cancer Awareness for Non-Healthcare Professionals has been designed to enable beauty therapists, complementary therapists, nail technicians, sports massage therapists, fitness instructors, hairdressers, and barbers to recognise the signs and symptoms of skin cancer. You will be able to alert clients to changes in their skin and sign-post clients to public information and their GP. Professionals in hair, beauty and wellbeing industries work closely with clients and in many cases have sight of areas of skin which may not be easily visible to the client.

Public awareness of skin cancer has never been higher, and yet skin cancer remains the fastest growing cancer in the UK, especially amongst young people. The chances of a positive outcome can be dramatically increased with early diagnosis.

What will I do?

This qualification will enable hair, beauty, and wellbeing professionals to gain the appropriate knowledge and communication skills required to provide non-diagnostic, professional advice, and information to clients in a discrete, empathetic, and confidential manner.

The course is made up of the following 3 topics:

  • Knowing the signs and symptoms of skin cancer
  • Knowing the possible causes of skin cancer and how it may be prevented
  • Knowing your role as a non-healthcare professional in raising awareness of skin cancer and alerting clients to changes on their skin

There are no formal entry qualifications for this course.

The VTCT Level 2 Award in Skin Cancer Awareness for Non-Healthcare Professionals will be studied at Boston College Rochford Campus over 1 day. The session will run from 9:30am – 3:30pm on Wednesday 5th July.

Level 2 Award in Skin Cancer Awareness for Non-Healthcare professionals may be fully funded by the Adult Education Budget should you be eligible under the following criteria:

  • Be aged 19 or older on the 31st August at the start of the current academic year
  • Be either unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit (subject to criteria) OR be earning less than £18,525 (annual gross salary) a year

If you do not qualify for funding under the AEB budget this course will cost you £32.50.

This course is complete via a workbook on the day of the course.

Completion of this course will equip the learner with the skill needed to apply their learning to their career. There are also opportunities to progress onto further education at the College.

There are no additional costs related to this course.

How to Apply.

Apply for the course is easy, just click ‘Apply for this course’ below.

Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

You can download our course guide