WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development)

This Footwear diploma is a first-of-its-kind in Singapore. If you are thinking of starting your own shoe brand, start your own shoe store, or seek a shoe buying job in the Fashion Industry this program is definitely for you! Its 13 modules will give you a comprehensive overview from shoe design, pattern making, construction, sales & marketing insights, costing and  quality control. TaF.tc and Ars Sutoria, a world-renowned Italian Footwear institution, which trained Nine West, Aldo, Nike and LVMH, have jointly developed this program us. Ars Sutoria trainers will jointly deliver this program.  There is an undeniable need for knowledgable & skillful shoes experts in the Industry and this is possibly one of the best Footwear  Diploma Courses in South-East Asia.

Course Structure

The WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development) will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, role plays and hands-on activities.

13 modules:

  1. WSQ Identify Footwear Component And Construction
  2. WSQ Identify And Analyse Leather And Materials For Footwear
  3. WSQ Create Technical Specifications And Costing For Footwear
  4. WSQ Evaluate Fit Comfort And Quality For Footwear
  5. WSQ Create Basic Footwear Patterns
  6. WSQ Create Intermediate Footwear Patterns
  7. WSQ Construct Ladies’ Sandals
  8. WSQ Construct Ladies’ Court Shoes
  9. WSQ Construct Men’s Shoes
  10. WSQ Draw Digital Footwear
  11. WSQ Manage Footwear Brand And Buying Strategy
  12. WSQ Sketch Footwear Design
  13. WSQ Develop Footwear Design Collection

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 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 13 modules within the course, student will be awarded a WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Footwear Design and Product Development) together with transcript. WSQ certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Career Opportunities

  • Footwear Designer / CAD Designer
  • Footwear Product Development Designer Footwear Technician
  • Footwear Operator / Stylist
  • Footwear Industrial Engineer
  • Footwear Sales Associate / Advisor/Supervisor
  • Footwear Stylist
  • Footwear Customer Service Manager
  • Footwear Visual Merchandiser / Purchaser / Buyer
  • Footwear Quality Control Manager
  • Footwear Production / Wholesale / Import / Costing Merchandiser
  • Footwear Entrepreneur

Course Duration

Course Type: Full-Time
Course Intakes: MAR, JUL, OCT
SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours : 402 hours
Total Maximum Months (Full-Time): 3 Months*

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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$ 20,340.00 S$ 20,340.00 S$ 20,340.00 S$ 20,340.00 S$ 20,340.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 14,618.00) (S$ 14,618.00) (S$ 14,618.00) (S$ 14,618.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 5,722.00 S$ 5,722.00 S$ 5,722.00 S$ 5,722.00 S$ 20,340.00
Add: Application Fee S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 100.00 S$ 500.00
Add: 7% GST* S$ 407.54 S$ 407.54 S$ 407.54 S$ 407.54 S$ 1,458.80
Course Fee including GST S$ 6,229.54 S$ 6,229.54 S$ 6,229.54 S$ 6,229.54 S$ 22,298.80
Less: WTS (S$ 4,705.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 3,688.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 1,524.54 S$ 2,541.54 S$ 6,229.54 S$ 6,229.54 # S$ 22,298.80

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