WSQ Create Basic Footwear Patterns

­­Get involved with your shoes on a whole new level. Shape the curves and lines of your shoes – discover the various stages and techniques. Learn from the shoe expert on how to create patterns for a variety of ladies shoes and men’s classic shoes. You will experience pattern making from 3D to 2D.


  • Prepare the last for pattern making through masking for men’s and ladies’ shoe types
  • Mark critical points and sketch out the design on the last and according to design specifications
  • Remove the masking from the last and flatten it on the pattern drafting paper
  • Identify the difference for the inside part of the last as per design specifications
  • Create sectional frame to build design with specific propositions
  • Make amendments to meet design specifications

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 Pattern Maker/Modelist
  • Footwear Designer
  • Footwear Technical Designer
  • Footwear Product Developer
  • Footwear Technician
  • Footwear Merchandiser / Purchaser / Buyer
  • Footwear Material Purchaser
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Engineering Consultant

Key Learning Areas

  • Anatomy of the foot in relation to the last and pattern
  • Type of shoes and lasts
  • Shoe size measurements and conversions
  • Footwear constructions
  • Techniques in masking and marking on the last
  • Techniques in taping the last, removing the mask pattern and flattening on the paper
  • Sectional, net and lining pattern of the shoe

Course Duration

Training Hours 30 hours
Assessment Hours 2 hours
Total Hours 32 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,590.00 S$ 1,590.00 S$ 1,590.00 S$ 1,590.00 S$ 1,590.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,113.00) (S$ 1,113.00) (S$ 1,113.00) (S$ 1,113.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 477.00 S$ 477.00 S$ 477.00 S$ 477.00 S$ 1,590.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 33.39 S$ 33.39 S$ 33.39 S$ 33.39 S$ 111.30
Course Fee including GST S$ 510.39 S$ 510.39 S$ 510.39 S$ 510.39 S$ 1,701.30
Less: WTS (S$ 397.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 318.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 112.89 S$ 192.39 S$ 510.39 S$ 510.39 # S$ 1,701.30

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