WSQ Interpret Textile Product Knowledge and Provide Advice on Fabric Care for Textile and Fashion Industry

­­A must attend for anyone who wishes to better understand fibers and fabrics. Learn more about fabrics, their characteristics and how to care for them. There will be hands on sessions on how to identify fibers through burning tests and how to remove common stains. A basic understanding of fibers, in terms of their characteristics, uses and care requirements will help you make wise choices when purchasing textile and clothing products. Fiber properties and behaviour are directly related to fabric performance and care. A complimentary fabric swatch library would be included for your future reference.


  • Comprehend various fibers and their properties
  • Differentiate between knits and wovens
  • Identify a variety of common fabrics
  • Understand how laundering and dry cleaning processes affect fabrics
  • Know the secrets of removing stains
  • Interpret care symbols

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

  • Retail/Sales Assistants
  • Retail/Sales Supervisors
  • Assistant Merchandisers
  • Associate Merchandisers
  • Merchandisers
  • Product Development Executives
  • Assistant Designers
  • Operation Executives and Managers

Key Learning Areas

  • Fiber types
  • Fabric Identification
  • Fabric characteristics
  • Yarn type
  • Care labeling systems
  • Common soil or stain types
  • Common stain removers
  • Dry cleaning vs laundering

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$ 350.00 S$ 350.00 S$ 350.00 S$ 350.00 S$ 350.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 315.00) (S$ 315.00) (S$ 315.00) (S$ 315.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 35.00 S$ 35.00 S$ 35.00 S$ 35.00 S$ 350.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 2.45 S$ 2.45 S$ 2.45 S$ 2.45 S$ 24.50
Course Fee including GST S$ 37.45 S$ 37.45 S$ 37.45 S$ 37.45 S$ 350.00
Less: WTS (S$ 17.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 19.95 S$ 37.45 S$ 37.45 S$ 37.45 # S$ 374.50

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