VTCT Level 3 Award in: Create & Cast Prosthetics & Bald Caps

L3 Unit Award in: Create & Cast Small Prosthetics & Bald Caps £845

Our L3 Apply & Remove Prosthetic Pieces and Bald Caps is usually taken alongside this unit as one naturally follows the other.

This unit is all about designing and creating small prosthetics pieces such as noses, chins, wounds and bald caps

On completion of this unit you will:

  • be able to prepare to create and cast small prosthetic pieces & bald caps
  • create and cast prosthetics
  • understand the process for creating small prosthetic pieces and bald caps
  • prepare performers skin, hair, facial hair and clothing for having a cast taken
  • position performer for casting
  • use communication and interpersonal skills to explain process of casting and removal
  • provide aftercare
  • restore performers skin after casting process
  • develop a pattern that fit the individual head shapes on performers

You will learn to:

  • create a bald cap
  • design and create a chin
  • design and create small prosthetic wounds
  • design and create a nose
  • use gelatine
  • cap plastic
  • latex
  • clay
  • alginate
  • silicone

You will learn techniques that allow you to:

  • create, apply and remove a bald cap
  • create positive casts
  • create negative casts
  • blend edges
  • sculpt clay
  • clean and perfect casts

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 and face dirty
  • you will need short nails throughout this unit

What to expect:

  • this course requires you to practice what you have learned regularly and to show your progress on Skype for your tutor to evidence
  • You will be required to complete 2 assessments at the academy at a later date 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 18 years – with no upper age limit


  • Level 3 Course in Apply & Remove Prosthetic Pieces & Bald Caps – This Apply course unit goes hand-in-hand with this Create course unit and is recommended that you complete both units together
  • Level 3 Course in Media Makeup
  • Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media Makeup
  • Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects, Hair & Media makeup
  • You can take any of our Level 1, 2 or 3 course units with us