WSQ Interpret Apparel Production Processes and Technical Specification

­­This module covers skills and knowledge of how garments are constructed, the various seams and stitches utilization in various components within the garment. Thus fundamental knowledge will reduce redundant designs that cannot be replicated in mass production, eliminate misinterpretation in sampling and production, and improve communication in production specifications.


  • Identify the sequential apparel manufacturing processes
  • Identify Common Stitch and Seam Types
  • Identify and Illustrate Common Seam Types
  • Differentiate selected range of seams and stitch types for selected garment
  • Articulate the sewing operations process of selected garments

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

  • Assistant merchandisers to senior merchandisers
  • Marketing executives and managers
  • Product development executives
  • Sourcing executives
  • Assistant designers and designers
  • Assistant and assistant buyers
  • Assistant quality coordinators
  • Fashion entrepreneurs
  • Managers /assistants of uniform companies
  • Seamstress

Key Learning Areas

  • Apparel manufacturing process
  • Functional stitch types and applications
  • Decorative stitch types and applications
  • Types of seams
  • Sewing operations for selected garments

Course Duration

Training Hours 16 hours
Assessment Hours 1 hour
Total Hours 17 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 750.00 S$ 750.00 S$ 750.00 S$ 750.00 S$ 750.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 675.00) (S$ 675.00) (S$ 675.00) (S$ 675.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 75.00 S$ 75.00 S$ 75.00 S$ 75.00 S$ 750.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 5.25 S$ 5.25 S$ 5.25 S$ 5.25 S$ 52.50
Course Fee including GST S$ 80.25 S$ 80.25 S$ 80.25 S$ 80.25 S$ 802.50
Less: WTS (S$ 37.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 42.75 S$ 80.25 S$ 80.25 S$ 80.25 # S$ 802.50

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