WSQ Identify Footwear Component And Construction

­­A huge factor determining the cost and durability of a pair of footwear is the construction method. This course breaks down a shoe into different components and provides an overview of the manufacturing process. Through this course you will analyse various components, accessories, materials and construction methods enabling you to comprehend the underlying issues in design, prototyping and production of constructing shoes of good quality.


  • Identify footwear components and accessories for different types of footwear
  • Identify the processes in footwear production from design to finish product for different types of footwear
  • Analyze footwear to determine its construction and assembly process
  • Evaluate the quality of a shoe construction against established criteria
  • Recommend alternative constructions to improve quality, price and lead-time

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 5 and above

 International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basic AND/OR
  • Pass 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 succcessful completion of the course, trainee will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Who Should Attend

  • Footwear CAD Designer
  • Footwear Quality Control Manager
  • Footwear Designer
  • Footwear Technical Designer
  • Footwear Product Developer
  • Footwear Technician
  • Footwear Merchandiser, Purchaser and Buyer
  • Footwear Materials Purchaser or Leather Purchaser
  • Footwear Industrial Engineer
  • Footwear Engineer Consultant

Key Learning Areas

  • Types of footwear
  • Footwear anatomy
  • Footwear components
  • Footwear accessories
  • Footwear construction
  • Adhesives and laminates
  • Finishing and polishing
  • Criteria of evaluation for footwear quality

Course Duration

Training Hours 20 hours
Assessment Hours 2 hours
Total Hours 22 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(WDA Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,120.00 S$ 1,120.00 S$ 1,120.00 S$ 1,120.00 S$ 1,120.00
Less: WDA Grant (S$ 784.00) (S$ 784.00) (S$ 784.00) (S$ 784.00) -
Course Fee after WDA Grant S$ 336.00 S$ 336.00 S$ 336.00 S$ 336.00 S$ 1,120.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 23.52 S$ 23.52 S$ 23.52 S$ 23.52 S$ 78.40
Course Fee including GST S$ 359.52 S$ 359.52 S$ 359.52 S$ 359.52 S$ 1,198.40
Less: WTS (S$ 280.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 224.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 79.52 S$ 135.52 S$ 359.52 S$ 359.52 # S$ 1,198.40

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $1,900/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: WDA Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

* GST Formula as follows:
Course fee after WDA grant x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable