WSQ Identify and Analyse Athletic Shoes

­­This module provides the learners with a comprehensive overview of the athletic shoes manufacturing process, so as to better comprehend the underlying issues in design, prototyping and production. Learners will analyze the various methods in athletic shoe construction and types of seam construction which will provide the designers and developers with key elements to build quality of finishing into the shoes.

This unit is delivered through lectures, demonstrations, videos, reference books on seams, “Show and Tell”, group discussions and presentations.


  • Identify and analyse different materials and leather types used in athletic shoes
  • Compare the differences between leather and synthetic for athletic shoes
  • Identify various types of leather and their different characteristics and performance
  • Apply various materials used in athletic shoes’ uppers, soles and linings
  • Determine the material suitability for different types of athletic shoes and different manufacturing processes
  • Conduct a risk analysis of selected materials used for athletic shoes and provide recommendations for alternatives

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

  • Footwear designer
  • Footwear technician
  • Footwear operator
  • Quality control manager
  • Industrial engineer
  • Engineering consultant
  • Footwear technical designer
  • Footwear product developer
  • Footwear merchandiser, purchaser, buyer

Key Learning Areas

  • Types of athletic shoes
  • Foot anatomy in relation to sports shoes
  • Types of materials used for athletic shoes -S leathers, synthetics and textiles
  • Types of components used for athletic shoes
  • Types of footwear construction
  • Types of footwear testing

Course Duration

Training Hours 15 hours
Assessment Hours 1 hour
Total Hours 16 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 800.00 S$ 800.00 S$ 800.00 S$ 800.00 S$ 800.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 560.00) (S$ 560.00) (S$ 560.00) (S$ 560.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 240.00 S$ 240.00 S$ 240.00 S$ 240.00 S$ 800.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 16.80 S$ 16.80 S$ 16.80 S$ 16.80 S$ 56.00
Course Fee including GST S$ 256.80 S$ 256.80 S$ 256.80 S$ 256.80 S$ 856.00
Less: WTS (S$ 200.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 160.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 56.80 S$ 96.80 S$ 256.80 S$ 256.80 # S$ 856.00

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