Program Outline

The program will allow students to gain the theoretical knowledge and practice area skills to become competent Esthetic professionals.

The Esthetics program includes 960 hours of in-class education (theory and practice areas) which is covered in 48 weeks.

The program consists of six courses. Each course is 8 weeks/ 20 hrs week/ 160 hours.  Each course consists of learning theory and a practice area skill relevant to esthetics.

Co-op Program

  • 83 Weeks/1660Hrs (Academic 48 weeks/960 Hrs, Co-op 35 weeks/700 Hrs)
  • 1 year of study visa (able to work 20hrs a week) Co-op visa (be able to work 40 hrs a week)


  • Nails
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Adv Facial
  • Make up
  • Intro Body Massage

Career Opportunities

  • Graduates can practice as Estheticians.
  • Graduates could work in a spa, health center, cruise ships, private

Admission Requirements

  • 19 years of age.
  • Language requirement: Evidence of IELTS 5 (or equivalent); alternatively student has studied at a regular school where English is the language of instruction (min grade 10); alternatively the student can pass the school’s ESL placement assessment.

Required equipment, textbooks, and other materials

  • Students will need to have a copy of Milady’s Standard Esthetics Fundamentals – 11th Edition, (2013), Gerson J., Cengage Learning, Milady. This is included in the material kit.
  • All learning materials will be provided by the Royal Metro College.
  • Student supplies needed:
    1. Binders with dividers
    2. Loose leaf paper
    3. Pencils  / Pens / Highlighters
    4. If needed an English/native language pocket dictionary (electronic is acceptable)

Program Info

Program Duration Classroom: 48 weeks / 960 hours + Work experience 700 hrs
Total 1660 hours 83 weeks
Homework Hours 2hrs / week
Delivery Methods On-site delivery / classroom instruction.
Instructional Methods Method of delivery the program is Classroom / instructor led
Learning Objectives/Outcomes At the end of the course students will have the theoretical knowledge and practice area skills to become competent esthetic professionals.

See specific learning objectives in the course outline.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the program students will have the theoretical knowledge and practice area skills to be competent esthetic professionals.
Student will have the skills and knowledge in the following application areas:

  • Manicure
  • Pedicure
  • Waxing
  • Facial
  • Advanced Facial
  • Make-up

Students will also have had work experience in a working spa under supervision.

Assessment Methods

  • Students are taught the knowledge contained in each (theory) chapter of the main text book.  Each chapter has a summative assessment (exam). Students should achieve an average of 70% on these exams to pass. Theory assessments are administered at the end of each chapter.
  • Students are taught the knowledge and skills in seven practice areas.  They are assessed based on the criteria they are taught and have practiced. (Students should achieve at least 70% of the criteria to be deemed ‘competent’ – a point system is used).  For example, the assessment for ‘manicure’ is done at the end of course one. Students who do not ‘pass’ on their first assessment in a practice area demonstration will be allowed another opportunity to retest after independent study / practice.

By the 30% point of their program, students receive meaningful written feedback based on relevant criteria – attendance, participation, assessments and so forth.

On completion of all theory exams and practice areas, a final (letter) grade is determined based on the student having demonstrated competency in the practice areas and the average grade they get in the theory exams.

Grade Criteria
A All theory and practice areas (competent) have been met.

Student has achieved an average of 90% or more on the theoretical assessments.

B All theory and practice areas (competent) have been met and student has achieved an average of 80% or more on the theoretical assessments.
C (pass) All theory and practice area (competent) have been met and student has achieved at least 70% on theoretical assessments.
DNC Did not complete program requirements to graduate

Attendance & Dress Expectations

Attendance in classes is necessary and missing classes can affect student learning. The number of absences should not exceed 20% (excluding school breaks).   Please refer to school policy manual for more information.

There is no dress code other than neat and tidy attire, relevant to working in a spa.

Graduation Requirements

Student need to have completed all aspects of the program. They are assessed on both esthetics theory and ‘competency’ in the practice areas. See assessment above.

Program outline

There are six courses

Course 1 – Orientation / General Sciences

Course 2 – Esthetics / General Sciences

Course 3 – Skin Sciences / Esthetics

Course 4 – Skin Science / Esthetics

Course 5 – Esthetics / Business Skills

Course 6 – Esthetics / Business Skills

Practice area skills are taught, practiced and assessed in the courses:

  • Manicure  – course1
  • Pedicure –  course 1
  • Waxing – course 2
  • Introduction to body Massage – course 3
  • Facial –  course 4
  • Advanced Facial – course 5
  • Make-up – course 6

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