WSQ Construct Athletic Shoes

­­This training provides occupational knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in athletic shoes construction that are widely used in the footwear industry. It covers understanding of how athletic shoes are constructed, the various material utilization with various components within the construction of the athletic shoe. Thus fundamental knowledge will reduce redundant designs that cannot be replicated in mass production, eliminate misinterpretation in sampling and production, and improve communication in production specifications. This unit is delivered through lecture, demonstration and hands-on activities.


  • Identify tools, equipment and components required to construct an athletic shoe
  • Cut shoe upper and other components based on given shoe patterns
  • Perform manually and or machine stitch shoe uppers and other components and accessories
  • Assemble the various shoes’ components to complete the athletic shoe in accordance to industry norms
  • Perform finishing on athletic shoes in accordance to industry norms
  • Evaluate the workmanship and construction of the athletic shoes
  • Take corrective actions to rectify the abnormalities/defects against industry norms or organizational standards

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 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 designer
  • Footwear technician
  • Footwear operator
  • Quality control manager
  • Industrial engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Footwear technical designer
  • Footwear product developer
  • Footwear merchandiser, purchaser, buyer

Key Learning Areas

  • Types of athletic shoes
  • Types of athletic footwear components
  • Techniques for cutting athletic footwear components
  • Types of athletic shoe constructions
  • Types of athletic footwear tools, footwear equipment and machines
  • Types of cement or adhesives and its application
  • Safety regulations with regards to use of adhesives, tools and equipment
  • Types of finishing processes
  • Criteria of evaluation for athletic shoes

Course Duration

Training Hours 23 hours
Assessment Hours 1 hour
Total Hours 24 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,990.00 S$ 1,990.00 S$ 1,990.00 S$ 1,990.00 S$ 1,990.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,393.00) (S$ 1,393.00) (S$ 1,393.00) (S$ 1,393.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 597.00 S$ 597.00 S$ 597.00 S$ 597.00 S$ 1,990.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 41.79 S$ 41.79 S$ 41.79 S$ 41.79 S$ 139.30
Course Fee including GST S$ 638.79 S$ 638.79 S$ 638.79 S$ 638.79 S$ 2,129.30
Less: WTS (S$ 497.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 398.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 141.29 S$ 240.79 S$ 638.79 S$ 638.79 # S$ 2,129.30

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