WSQ Identify and Analyse Textiles and Processes

Go beneath the surface and learn various textiles, down to the fibers and the processes involved in weaving, dyeing and much more. This comprehensive course provides you with the ability to identify fabrics by their industry’s name, the fundamental knowledge to help you understand the risks of using certain fabrics, empowering you with the ability to trouble shoot issues related to textiles limitations. You will experience screen printing in class, e-learning and receive a complimentary copy of your very own fabric reference library consisting of 50 – 60 different types of fabric swatches.


  • Understand how fabric is produced from cotton fields to finished product
  • Describe the processes from yarns to fabric
  • Differentiate between knits and woven and identify a variety of fabrics • Identify different types of spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, finishing and printing processes
  • Comprehend the various types of fabric defects
  • Interpret spectrophotometer readings in colour evaluation
  • Using the pick glass and fabric cutter to determine the fabric specifications
  • Evaluate the process of garment wet processing and its associated problems
  • Understand the common intrinsic characteristics and problems of certain production processes in textiles, thus providing the platform for problem analysis
  • Enhance troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Be a more informed buyer/purchaser of materials and apparel

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

  • Assistant Merchandisers to Merchandise Managers
  • Marketing Executives and Managers
  • Product Development Executives and Managers
  • Sourcing Executives and Managers
  • QA Auditors, QC Inspectors and QA/QC Managers
  • Assistant Designers and Designers
  • Assistant Buyers and Buyers
  • Industrial Engineers, Work Study Officers
  • Tailors
  • Laundry Operators

Key Learning Areas

  • Fibre types
  • Yarn types
  • Yarn sizing system
  • Fabric construction (wales and course, gauge, number of yarns on the warp and weft)
  • Fabric types
  • Dye types, characteristics and dyeing methods
  • Print types and printing methods
  • Finishing types and finishing methods
  • Common fabric problems, root cause analysis and possible solutions

Course Duration

E-Learning Hours 9 hours
Training Hours 23 hours
Assessment Hours 2 hours
Total Hours 34 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,270.00 S$ 1,270.00 S$ 1,270.00 S$ 1,270.00 S$ 1,270.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 889.00) (S$ 889.00) (S$ 889.00) (S$ 889.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 381.00 S$ 381.00 S$ 381.00 S$ 381.00 S$ 1,270.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 26.67 S$ 26.67 S$ 26.67 S$ 26.67 S$ 88.90
Course Fee including GST S$ 407.67 S$ 407.67 S$ 407.67 S$ 407.67 S$ 1,358.90
Less: WTS (S$ 317.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 254.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 90.17 S$ 153.67 S$ 407.67 S$ 407.67 # S$ 1,358.90

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