VTCT Level 3 Award in: Apply Prosthetic Pieces

L3 Unit Award in: Apply Prosthetic Pieces & Bald Caps £745

This unit is taken alongside our L3 Create & Cast Small Prosthetics and Bald Caps as one naturally follows the other.

Throughout this unit you will learn about applying, blending and colouring small prosthetic pieces such as ears, noses, chins and bald caps. You will learn about safe removal of prosthetics, as well as cleaning and storage methods

On completion of this unit you will:

  • be able to prepare for and apply and remove small prosthetic pieces
  • be able to maintain records and store and clean prosthetics and equipment
  • prepare skin and hair for prosthetic application
  • perform skin tests
  • check for allergies and compatibilities of ingredients and adhesives
  • communicate professionally
  • apply adhesives correctly
  • select correct block release agents, sealers and adhesive removers
  • apply the correct makeup to prosthetics

You will create and use the following:

  • a mood board
  • media references
  • sample designs
  • a bald cap
  • a nose
  • a chin
  • ears
  • apply
  • remove
  • blend
  • colour

Entry Requirements:

  • some artistic skill
  • a good command of the English language
  • the ability to complete work on time
  • ability to work under pressure
  • commitment to the course which is achieved by arriving to every class and on time
  • a willingness to learn
  • not afraid to get your hands, face and body dirty
  • you will need short nails throughout this unit

What to expect:

  • this course requires you to practice what you have learned each day and to show your progress on Skype for your tutor to evidence
  • You will be required to complete 2 assessments at the academy when you are confident in your abilities
  • You will gain your practical knowledge in the classroom and it is a requirement that you use our monitored online knowledge-based system on a regular basis

Course Duration and Times:

  • 4 days – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. These days can run consecutively or one day per week for 4 weeks. We do our very best to work with you in selecting the days that suit you best but this is not always an option due to other courses running at the academy

Age requirements:

  • minimum 16 years – with no upper age limit


  • L3 Course in Cast and Create Small Prosthetic Pieces & Bald Cap – This course unit goes hand-in-hand with your Apply course unit and is recommended that you complete both units together
  • L3 Award in Media Makeup
  • L2 Diploma in Hair & Media Makeup
  • L3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media makeup
  • You can take any of our L1, L2 or L3 course units with us