Footwear Leather and Materials

Online Short Course Footwear Design and Product Development

Learn about leather, how leather is produced, and how it is used in shoes. Discover other materials used to make shoes depending on style and function.

Leather brings a touch of luxury and prestige to footwear. As a natural material, each hide comes with its unique characteristics. Learn how to appreciate leather and its qualities; its anatomy, sources, grades and the tanning process from raw hide to a finished material. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    WSQ Name: (Footwear Leather and Materials (Classroom & Asynchronous))

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022014419

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Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:22:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):12:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:08:00 Assessment Hours:02:00
  • Identify and analyse different materials and leather types
  • Compare the differences between genuine and synthetic leather
  • Apply the various footwear materials used for upper, bottom and lining
  • Determine the material suitability for different types of shoes and different footwear manufacturing processes
  • Conduct a risk analysis of selected leather used for selected footwear and provide recommendations for alternatives
Key Learning Areas
  • Types of leather, synthetics and textiles
  • Tanning and finishing process
  • Anatomy of leather
  • Sources of leather
  • Grades of commercial leather
  • Types of shoes and its components
  • Footwear production process
Certificate Issuance
Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the Statement of Attainment (SOA) for WSQ Identify and Analyse Leather and Materials for Footwear. WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.
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Items Required For Class

You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books and E-Learning.
*Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.


We do not offer any make-up or replacement classes.

We highly discourage you from missing any classes since the entire program is designed to be hands-on intensive. There is also a minimum attendance requirement of 75% of training hours for Singaporean and PRs, and 90% of training hours for international students. If you do not meet the 75% attendance requirement, you will not be eligible to enjoy subsidies nor to sit for the assessment. Make sure you block off your time during your training with us or find an intake option that will ensure you do not miss any classes. You will only wish that you had more time in the class!

Yes! You can use any SkillsFuture Credits you have to pay for course fees.

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