WSQ Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration

­­Learn to evaluate the fit of garment and pin garment correctly to indicate the necessary adjustments required or desired for alteration. Correct pinning serves as visual instructions to sewing technicians for fuss free and accurate alteration. Be it for personal skill or to further enhance customer service, learning this unique specialized skill will be enriching.



  • Identify fit problems when garment is worn on a human body
  • Analyse alteration requirements for the garment to rectify problems
  • Apply proper pinning to the garment to indicate adjustments required
  • Record adjustment requirements and comments for alteration

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

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

  • Fashion Retail Service Personnel
  • Sales Associates / Advisors
  • Fashion Retail Merchandiser
  • Fashion Store Manager or Supervisor
  • Fit Technician
  • Garment Alteration Sewing Technician
  • Designers
  • Fashion Stylists
  • Fashion Entrepreneurs
  • Managers/ Assistants of Uniform Companies
  • Seamstress

Key Learning Areas

  • Types of body shapes
  • Points of body measurements
  • Garment types and finishes
  • Type of fit and ease
  • Type of fabrics and characteristics
  • Pinning techniques on fitted garment
  • Using a measuring tape
  • Common pinning hazards
  • Metric/ Imperial unit measurement conversion
  • Methods of body measurements

Course Duration

Training Hours 7 hours
Assessment Hours 1 hour
Total Hours 8 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 400.00 S$ 400.00 S$ 400.00 S$ 400.00 S$ 400.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 360.00) (S$ 360.00) (S$ 360.00) (S$ 360.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 40.00 S$ 40.00 S$ 40.00 S$ 40.00 S$ 400.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 2.80 S$ 2.80 S$ 2.80 S$ 2.80 S$ 28.00
Course Fee including GST S$ 42.80 S$ 42.80 S$ 42.80 S$ 42.80 S$ 428.00
Less: WTS (S$ 20.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 22.80 S$ 42.80 S$ 42.80 S$ 42.80 # S$ 428.00

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