WSQ Interpret Textile and Textile Processes

­­This CU provides occupational knowledge and skills of the various techniques and concepts in interpreting Textile and Textile Processes which covers the understanding of how textiles are constructed from fibre to finished fabric. The identification of textiles using industry fabric names, generic fibre names and coloration methods provides a more objective manner of recognising textiles. This knowledge will reduce incorrect fabric selection and allow the merchandiser or purchaser to buy materials without the need of sample fabric.


  • Identify selected fiber based on their characteristics and yarn type
  • Interpret fabric specifications
  • Identify fabric as per industry norms
  • Determine selected fabric’s finishing methods as per industry term
  • Identify potential risks involved in using selected fabric at the different stages of design, production and marketing
  • Empower the right attitude towards trouble shooting and problem solving in the fashion industry related to textiles limitations

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 Buyers and Buyers
  • Assistant Quality Coordinators
  • Seamstress

Key Learning Areas

  • Types of fibres
  • Yarn size and types of yarn
  • Types of knitted and woven fabrics
  • Fabric weight expression
  • Types of dyestuff and their characteristics
  • Types of dyeing, printing and finishing methods
  • Textile manufacturing processes

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 + Application Fee) x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable