WSQ Draw Digital Footwear

­­Take your design from paper to working digital file using computer aided design software such as adobe illustrator.

You will learn how to draw various shoe designs and render them on this platform to reflect the qualities and details of your design. A must technique for every designer to convey your creative concepts in a professional presentation with technical specifications.


  • Identify the tools, menu and palettes functions of CAD design software to draw footwear design
  • Sketch footwear design with CAD design software using a last template
  • Create footwear designs by modifying templates in CAD design software in accordance to the footwear design requirements
  • Convert footwear design into technical sketch by adding the finishing and seam details
  • Ascertain different modes of output, graphic files and formats for CAD design software for the footwear design and presentation
  • Interface between different CAD design software to optimize footwear illustration
  • Simulate rendering to the CAD footwear technical illustrations to make it three dimensional (3D)
  • Evaluate the CAD footwear designs illustrations
  • Make necessary changes in the CAD footwear design illustrations for any non-conformances

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 4 and above

International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basis AND/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.

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

  • Graphic Designer
  • Footwear Designer
  • Footwear Technician
  • Quality Control Manager/ Executive
  • Footwear Technical Designer/ Assistant
  • Footwear Merchandiser / Purchaser / Buyer

Key Learning Areas

  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Function
  • Types of CAD software and its interfaces
  • Types of footwear and structure
  • Industry technical footwear sketches
  • Basic editing of the footwear illustration
  • Basic rendering techniques for the footwear design
  • Types of footwear finishing
  • Footwear materials, components and accessories
  • ¾ view of shoe design

Course Duration

Training Hours 32 hours
Assessment Hours 4 hours
Total Hours 36 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$ 1,710.00) (S$ 1,710.00) (S$ 1,710.00) (S$ 1,710.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 190.00 S$ 190.00 S$ 190.00 S$ 190.00 S$ 1,900.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 13.30 S$ 13.30 S$ 13.30 S$ 13.30 S$ 133.00
Course Fee including GST S$ 203.30 S$ 203.30 S$ 203.30 S$ 203.30 S$ 2,033.00
Less: WTS (S$ 95.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 108.30 S$ 203.30 S$ 203.30 S$ 203.30 # 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