Footwear Technical Specifications and Costing

Online Short Course Footwear Design and Product Development
Gather knowledge of footwear cost computation before it goes into production. Factor in the materials, labour and consumption for your footwear production plans.

Gather the necessary knowledge of footwear cost computation before it goes into production. Learn how to communicate concise information with the production team and calculate cost factoring in the materials, labour and consumption. This course will act as a guide on the feasibility of your footwear production plans. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    Registered Title: (Footwear Technical Specifications and Costing )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022014443

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Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:22:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):20:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:02:00
  • Identify the type of materials and components required for footwear.
  • Create a technical package for the footwear based on gathered materials and component specifications, designs, sketches with specifications, and size specs.
  • Identify various factors affecting footwear costs.
  • Compute estimated consumption for materials and components based on given size specs, and sketch with specs.
  • Compute overhead and labor costs.
  • Calculate final footwear costs to involve all components.
  • Analyse and propose alternatives to reduce footwear cost.
Key Learning Areas
  • Components of footwear technical specification sheet.
  • Footwear sketches with technical specifications.
  • Types of footwear, constructions, and its function value.
  • Factors affecting costs in footwear.
  • Industry methods to compute material consumption.
  • Footwear brand icons and values.
  • Types of retail formats and distribution channels.
  • Criteria for market selection.
  • Competitor analysis in the chosen market segment.
  • Consumer demographics and buying patterns.
  • Market and price positioning.
  • Markups, margins, and retail price computations.
  • Merchandise and open-to-buy plan for footwear.
  • Methods of evaluating Key Performance Indicators.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Certificate Issuance

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be awarded a Certificate in Footwear Technical Specifications and Costing.

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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
  • Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.


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!

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

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

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