Award in preventing contact dermatitis

The course equips learners with an introductory level of knowledge and understanding in relation to dermatitis, how to recognise the signs and how to prevent contracting contact dermatitis.

Award in preventing contact dermatitis practice taking place in a hairdressers
Course overview

At a glance




1 week



About the course

This qualification can be applied to any sector where contact dermatitis needs consideration.

The purpose of this qualification is to raise your awareness of the skin condition for yourself and colleagues whether you are in education or employment. The course is online and course work is by theory and assessment.

Is this course right for you?

This course is ideal for anyone working in the beauty or hair industry.

The course works really well for those who wish to learn and earn within a live barber shop environment, applying new skills within the workplace, rather than a college environment.

George Wish -

Realise have been really supportive of myself and my shop. The trainers are very friendly and always help me and my apprentice.

George Wish, Owner and Manager of The Mardy Barbers

Joth Davies -

We have found Realise to be the most professional company that we have ever dealt with for our apprenticeship needs.

Joth Davies, Owner of Savills Barbers

Emma Peel from Nottinghamshire was awarded a Level 2 Barbering Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships are a great way of learning and soon you will be putting yourself out there more than you ever have before!

Emma Peel, Richo’s Hair and Beauty Boutique

When you are a Realise barbering apprentice, the learning is in your hands. You can use everything you learn at work, it’s very hands on!

When you are a Realise apprentice, the learning is in your hands. You can use everything you learn at work, it’s very hands on!

Sean, The Mardy Barbers

What you’ll learn

You will gain an understanding of how to prevent you or your colleagues from contracting dermatitis.

Topics include:

  • Causes
  • Signs
  • Symptoms
  • Methods of prevention
  • Treatments
  • Wet working

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How you’ll learn

You will learn through a series of interactive webinars and physical workbooks.

You will have access to a range of resources enabling you to carry on and continue your learning after the course as well as having materials to refer back to.

Frequently asked questions

What is contact dermatitis?

Contact dermatitis is a skin condition which typically presents as a red, itchy rash. This condition is caused by direct contact with a substance or an allergic reaction to the substance.

Why is contact dermatitis relevant to hairdressing or barbering?

Contact dermatitis can occur in workplaces where employees come into close contact with multiple substances. This is particularly relevant to the hairdressing and barbering industry.

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