The principles and skills of para-medical skin camouflage techniques

(Graduate Diploma)

The course includes residential accommodation for 3 nights, commencing with a welcome dinner on the Sunday evening at 19.00 hours followed by 09.00 to 17.50 hours Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays, with a private evening meal and after dinner speaker on the Tuesday evening.

Course attendees are

  • Medical and healthcare professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Maxillofacial technicians
  • Occupational therapists
  • Beauty therapists
  • Make-up artists
  • Counsellors working with patients with an altered image
  • Tutors (beauty therapy S-NVQ level III)


Continuing Professional Development accreditation is awarded by;

  • Royal College of Nursing (30 hours)
  • Institute of Maxillofacial Prosthetists and Technicians (30 hours)
  • Health and Beauty Industry Authority (30 hours)
  • College of Occupational Therapists (no CPD requirement for practising OTs)
  • The Institute of Trichologists (30 hours)

each trainee receives;

  • comprehensive kit of camouflage samples from the brands available on NHS prescription
  • applicator kit
  • copy of Cover, the principles and art of para-medical skin camouflage
  • BASC Product Information Manual
  • skin care samples and literature
  • additional handout material in support of specialist sessions

course content includes;

  • psychological aspects when working with someone who has an altered image
  • physiology of skin and understanding dermatoses and scarring
  • how to quickly achieve an acceptable skin match by employing the knowledge of sight : light : dermatosis : skin colour : pigment in products
  • application techniques
  • how to maintain the camouflage during wear
  • how to effectively remove camouflage
  • how to obtain products available (on prescription and direct purchase)
  • why it is important not to be intrusive and allow the person choices
  • understanding toiletries and topical medication and how they interact with skin camouflage
  • consultation process, including personal claim injury clients
  • overview of facial symmetry
  • overview of postiche and camouflage
  • overview of prosthesis and camouflage
  • overview of make-up over camouflage products
  • overview of medical tattooing
  • quality workshops

Upon successful completion you will be presented with the BASC Diploma, which entitles you to become a Graduate Member of the Association.
You may also receive the RCN CPD Certificate of Attendance.

The Graduate’s Diploma is accepted for indemnity purposes by medical and industrial authorities and agencies, usually at no additional premium cost.

Cost: Inclusive of kits (in excess of £600 mrp) Cover, the principles and art of para-medical skin camouflage,

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