WSQ Develop Design Collection

­­The world of fast fashion moves at an incredible pace, where changes in designs and colours can happen at the drop of a hat. This course will prepare you for the demands of the industry, and create a collection within the shortest possible time. The development of the design collection takes a look at both the inspirations and practical considerations that go into a design collection. Conceptualise your collection through runway shows, forecast information, directional trends and consumer demands. Get in touch with the process every step of the way from size specifications to overseeing the samples to the final fruitation of a complete look all within a given scope. From this unique immersive approach, take your first brave steps into the Fashion Industry.


  • Analyse runway shows, forecast information, directional trends and target market’s lifestyle and mindset changes
  • Conceptualise collection based on forecasted trends/ runway and/or researched target market
  • Create design boards and production drawings based on forecasted trends and/or on researched target market
  • Create technical packages for your own collection
  • Supervise the production of sample garments and/or accessories according to technical specifications and to make amendments if there is any variance

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

Students are required to have basic computing skills i.e. turn on the laptop, use the mouse, drag and drop files, use online search engine for research; and be a competent user of Microsoft Office.

Competent or possess equivalent skills and knowledge for the following competencies:

a. WSQ Support Apparel Product Development
b. WSQ Interpret and Draw Production Sketches
c. WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Sew Tops
d. WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Sew Bottoms
e. WSQ Conduct Fit Evaluation and Pattern Alteration

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 to Merchandise Managers
  • Marketing Executives and Managers
  • Product Development Executive and Managers
  • Assistant Product Developers to Senior Product Developers
  • Sourcing Executives and Managers
  • Assistant Designers to Senior Designers
  • Assistant Buyers to Buyers

Key Learning Areas

  • History of Modern Fashion
  • International Designer and/or International Brand Profile
  • Fashion seasons and characteristics, cycles and categories
  • Customer types and demographics
  • Market and trend types
  • Types of accessories and finishing
  • Design collection process
  • Types of design boards, details and production drawing

Course Duration

Training Hours 70 hours
Assessment Hours 4 hours
Total Hours 74 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 2,650.00 S$ 2,650.00 S$ 2,650.00 S$ 2,650.00 S$ 2,650.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,855.00) (S$ 1,855.00) (S$ 1,855.00) (S$ 1,855.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 795.00 S$ 795.00 S$ 795.00 S$ 795.00 S$ 2,650.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 55.65 S$ 55.65 S$ 55.65 S$ 55.65 S$ 185.50
Course Fee including GST S$ 850.65 S$ 850.65 S$ 850.65 S$ 850.65 S$ 2,835.50
Less: WTS (S$ 662.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 530.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 188.15 S$ 320.65 S$ 850.65 S$ 850.65 # S$ 2,835.50

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