WSQ Develop Footwear Design Collection

­­Developing a shoe collection is not a mere walk in the park, various skills and considerations has to be put in place throughout the development. You will be shown various skills and how to interpret the latest trends and gain inspiration before conceptualizing your collection. From the creation of mood boards to the final technical package, this course is ideal for those who want to experience and create a full footwear design collection.


  • Identify different stages required in footwear trend process and market research
  • Analyse consumer’s needs, directional trends and target market’s lifestyle and mindset changes
  • Develop footwear collection based on forecasted trends/runway and/or researched target market
  • Create design boards and footwear sketches based on forecasted trends and/or on researched target market
  • Develop footwear technical package

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 must be able to sketch footwear design and/or create digital footwear images using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

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.

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

  • Designer
  • Product Development Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • CAD Designer
  • Engineer Consultant
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Footwear Buyer

Key Learning Areas

  • Footwear fashion trends
  • Market and trend research
  • Customer types and demographics
  • Types of footwear material and accessories/trims
  • Types of footwear style
  • Types of footwear structure and components
  • Types of design board
  • Technical footwear sketches and technical package

Course Duration

Training Hours 36 hours
Assessment Hours 2 hours
Total Hours 38 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,900.00 S$ 1,900.00 S$ 1,900.00 S$ 1,900.00 S$ 1,900.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,330.00) (S$ 1,330.00) (S$ 1,330.00) (S$ 1,330.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 570.00 S$ 570.00 S$ 570.00 S$ 570.00 S$ 1,900.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 39.90 S$ 39.90 S$ 39.90 S$ 39.90 S$ 133.00
Course Fee including GST S$ 609.90 S$ 609.90 S$ 609.90 S$ 609.90 S$ 2,033.00
Less: WTS (S$ 475.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 380.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 134.90 S$ 229.90 S$ 609.90 S$ 609.90 # S$ 2,033.00

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