WSQ Create Technical Specifications And Costing For Footwear

­­Gather the necessary knowledge of footwear cost computation before it goes into production. Learn how to communicate concise information with the production team and calculate cost factoring in the materials, labour and consumption. This course will act as a guide on the feasibility of your footwear production plans.


  • Identify type of materials and components required for footwear
  • Create a technical package for the footwear based on gathered materials and component specifications, designs, sketches with specifications and size specs.
  • Identify various factors affecting footwear costs
  • Compute estimated consumption for materials and components based on given size specs, sketch with specs
  • Compute overhead and labour costs
  • Calculate final footwear costs to involve all components
  • Analyse and propose alternatives to reduce footwear cost

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

  • Finance Officer
  • Production Merchandiser
  • Product Development Designer
  • Wholesale Merchandiser
  • Costing Merchandiser
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Import Merchandiser
  • Account Manager
  • Buyer

Key Learning Areas

  • Components of footwear technical specification sheet
  • Footwear sketches with technical specifications
  • Types of footwear, constructions and its function value
  • Factors affecting costs in footwear
  • Industry methods to compute material consumption
  • Footwear brand icon and values
  • Types of retail formats and distribution channel
  • Criteria for market selection
  • Competitor analysis in the chosen market segment
  • Consumer demographics and buying patterns
  • Market and price positioning
  • Mark ups, margins and retail price computations
  • Merchandise and open to buy plan for footwear
  • Methods of evaluating Key Performance Indicators
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis

Course Duration

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

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,110.00 S$ 1,110.00 S$ 1,110.00 S$ 1,110.00 S$ 1,110.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 777.00) (S$ 777.00) (S$ 777.00) (S$ 777.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 333.00 S$ 333.00 S$ 333.00 S$ 333.00 S$ 1,110.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 23.31 S$ 23.31 S$ 23.31 S$ 23.31 S$ 77.70
Course Fee including GST S$ 356.31 S$ 356.31 S$ 356.31 S$ 356.31 S$ 1,187.70
Less: WTS (S$ 277.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 222.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 78.81 S$ 134.31 S$ 356.31 S$ 356.31 # S$ 1,187.70

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