WSQ Advanced Certificate in Fashion Technology
(Merchandising and Marketing)

A holistic introduction to the textile and fashion industry understanding the process of design till finished goods focusing on production, sourcing and costing. Participants will gain the basic comprehension of textile fundamentals, ability to apprehend the processes for apparel production, elementary skills in production drawing till applying production tracking skills enhancing their ability of teamwork in their workplace.

Course Structure

WSQ Advanced Certificate in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, role plays and hands-on activities. Participants will complete 6 module as follows:

6 modules:

  1. WSQ Interpret Textile and Textile Processes
  2. WSQ Interpret Apparel Production Processes and Technical Specifications
  3. WSQ Apply Quality in Fashion Industry
  4. WSQ Source, Calculate Cost, Track Materials and Apparel Productions for Textile and Fashion Industry
  5. WSQ Apply Fashion Retail Buying
  6. WSQ Produce Basic Production Drawing for Textile and Fashion Industry

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 4 and above

International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basis AND/OR
  • Pass TaF.tc Entrance Test

English Language Requirement –

  • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent OR
  • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450

ALL Students are required to have basic knowledge of computer and Microsoft Office


Graduation Requirements


Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Assessed and be competent for every module
Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.


Certificate Issuance

Upon successful completion of each module within the course, student will be awarded a WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). After successful completion of all 6 modules within the course, student will be awarded a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing) together with transcript. WSQ certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Career Opportunities

  • Retail Professional
  • Assistant Merchandiser
  • Product Development Executive
  • Assistant Designer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Sourcing Executive

Course Duration

Course Type: Part-Time
SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours : 109 hours
Total Maximum Months: 5 Months*
*Maximum number of months due to holidays and scheduling.

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
Singaporean
(SFMCES b)
Singaporean/PRs
(SSG Grant c)
SMEs
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 4,340.00 S$ 4,340.00 S$ 4,340.00 S$ 4,340.00 S$ 4,340.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 3,906.00) (S$ 3,906.00) (S$ 3,906.00) (S$ 3,906.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 434.00 S$ 434.00 S$ 434.00 S$ 434.00 S$ 4,340.00
Add: Application Fee S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 300.00
Add: 7% GST* S$ 37.38 S$ 37.38 S$ 37.38 S$ 37.38 S$ 324.80
Course Fee including GST S$ 571.38 S$ 571.38 S$ 571.38 S$ 571.38 S$ 4,964.80
Less: WTS (S$ 217.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 354.38 S$ 571.38 S$ 571.38 S$ 571.38 # S$ 4,964.80

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: SSG Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

* GST Formula as follows:
(Course fee after SSG grant + Application Fee) x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable