WSQ Support Apparel Product Development

­­With the growing trend of buyers asking for value-added services, only factories who can offer design and product development services can compete in the global arena. Garment manufacturers have to develop their own product development team to meet their buyers’ requirements. It is also imperative to create the most relevant collection in the shortest time for the buyers, as lead time gets shorter. Product development is not just about the creation of new samples – it has to meet the criteria and the needs of the buyers. This course covers the various aspect of product development. From understanding the customers to the creation of design, articulate the various elements of product development and how to meet these challenges in the shortest possible time while giving the buyers the right product at the right time.


  • Phases of product development and design process
  • Determine fashion seasons, cycles and categories
  • Analyse customer demographics, trends and market types
  • Create design boards and production drawings based on trends and customer requirements
  • Create technical package
  • Design a seasonal collection based on a predetermined demographic or brands

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 must be able to sketch design and/or draw digital images using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Students preferably should have basic computing skills i.e. able to turn on the laptop, use the mouse, drag and drop files, use Google search engine to search the Internet for project assignment.

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
  • Assistant Product Developers to Managers
  • Sourcing Executives and Managers
  • Assistant Designers to Senior Designers
  • Buyers
  • Production Supervisors and Managers
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Private Label buyers and developers

Key Learning Areas

  • Design collection process
  • Fashion season and characteristics, cycles and categories
  • Customer types and demographics
  • Market and trend types and research
  • Types of design boards
  • Types of embellishments
  • Production Drawing
  • Technical package
  • Garment types and details

Course Duration

Training Hours 32 hours
Assessment Hours 4 hours
Total Hours 36 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00 S$ 1,150.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 805.00) (S$ 805.00) (S$ 805.00) (S$ 805.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 345.00 S$ 345.00 S$ 345.00 S$ 345.00 S$ 1,150.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 24.15 S$ 24.15 S$ 24.15 S$ 24.15 S$ 80.50
Course Fee including GST S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 1,230.50
Less: WTS (S$ 287.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 230.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 81.65 S$ 139.15 S$ 369.15 S$ 369.15 # S$ 1,230.50

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