WSQ Apply Fashion Retail Buying

­­This module provides knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in the Fashion Retail buying. It is designed to enhance skills of buying merchandise for retail. You will learn to apply retail buying strategy, how to read and apply OTB plan to appeal to your customers.


  • Understand how to track daily sales by: Category, Brand, Sub Class & SKU as per organisational policies and procedures
  • Apply sales data analysis to create weekly reports as per organisational policies and procedures
  • Understand how consumer profiling & consumer demographics create foundation for the product matrix as per industry norms
  • Interpret how retail seasonal budgets, category planners and assortment planners are created to determine the product matrix as per organisational policies and procedures
  • Interpret OTB Planning skill to assist supervisor in managing repeat orders and forward planning

Entry Requirement

Possess at least 3 GCE “N” level qualification passes with English,
Mathematics and 1 other subject or ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and
Numeracy (WPLN) level 4 and above.
Students are required to have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office
(preferred) especially for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook as this will
be required during project / group work.

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

  • Assistant Merchandisers
  • Assistant Buyers to Buying Mangers
  • Product Development Executives to Product Development Managers (Merchandise Category)
  • Managers & Store Owners

Key Learning Areas

  • Retail formats
  • Role and responsibility of fashion buying related jobs
  • Key performance indicators
  • Analysis of POS system and sales data
  • Central buying system
  • Retail price computations
  • Open to buy monthly plans
  • Consumer profiling and demographics
  • Retailer USP & Customer Service

Course Duration

Training Hours 16 hours
Assessment Hours 2 hours
Total Hours 18 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 790.00 S$ 790.00 S$ 790.00 S$ 790.00 S$ 790.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 711.00) (S$ 711.00) (S$ 711.00) (S$ 711.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 79.00 S$ 79.00 S$ 79.00 S$ 79.00 S$ 790.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 5.53 S$ 5.53 S$ 5.53 S$ 5.53 S$ 55.30
Course Fee including GST S$ 84.53 S$ 84.53 S$ 84.53 S$ 84.53 S$ 845.30
Less: WTS (S$ 39.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 45.03 S$ 84.53 S$ 84.53 S$ 84.53 # S$ 845.30

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 x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable