Apparel Design & Product Development

Become the Next Fashion Talent

TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development

Overview

Specially tailored to focus on industry-relevant areas, TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development emphasises necessary skills such as technical specification for materials, sewing, pattern drafting and development, among others. With TaF.tc’s experienced trainers, you will also gain in-depth knowledge about how to manage quality assurance, creating your own fashion brand, merchandise buying, and developing your own design collection.

Course Structure

Blended

Modules (15)
  • 1
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 24:00 04:00
    Take your design from paper to working digital file using computer aided design software such as Adobe illustrator You will learn how to draw various fashion illustrations and render them on this platform to reflect the qualities and details of your design. A must technique for every fashion designer to convey creative concept in a professional presentation with technical specification
    28:00
  • 2
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    09:00 23:00 02:00
    Go beneath the surface and learn various textiles, down to the fibers and the processes involved in weaving, dyeing and much more. This comprehensive course provides you with the ability to identify fabrics by their industry’s name, the fundamental knowledge to help you understand the risks of using certain fabrics, empowering you with the ability to trouble shoot issues related to textiles limitations. You will experience screen printing in class, e-learning and receive a complimentary copy of your very own fabric reference library consisting of 50 – 60 different types of fabric swatches.
    34:00
  • 3
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    12:00 12:00 02:00
    Learn all the fundamentals of garment construction in a week. Be exposed to the techniques employed in the fashion industry including how garments are constructed and the various seams and stitches utilized in the different components of a garment. With this knowledge, you can minimize impractical designs that cannot be replicated in mass production, eliminate misinterpretation in sampling and production, and improve communication in production specifications.
    26:00
  • 4
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 32:00 04:00
    Learn how a garment is made from pattern drafting, cutting and sewing. With the basic knowledge in drafting and sewing, you can progress to making patterns and sewing. This course covers basic threading of the industrial sewing machine and sewing techniques.
    36:00
  • 5
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    16:00 16:00 02:00
    Technical drawing is an important tool to turn your creative thoughts into reality. Learn to communicate the details of your garments accurately and clearly to your manufacturer to ensure error-free production.
    34:00
  • 6
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 24:00 02:00
    Branding can play a significant part to make your brand stand out from the crowd, particularly in competitive markets. You will have an intensive, interactive, hands-on understanding of how to create your own brand from scratch including your brand name, logo, identifying your unique selling proposition, identifying your target market, brand positioning and developing the sales and marketing strategy.
    26:00
  • 7
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 32:00 03:00
    In today’s world, buying according to market trends and consumer demands is important to remain competitive in the fashion industry. This course aims to equip you with skills to forecast, budget and plan merchandising assortment with key focus on consumer centric buying and relevancy to market merchandising concept. Conducted in multifaceted manner, get the skills needed to maximize customer satisfaction and create lasting synergy between customer and brand.
    35:00
  • 8
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    14:00 16:00 03:00
    Wish to know how to build quality into your products? Join this course to learn about the principles of quality management, statistical sampling, defects classification, product testing, safety standards, sample evaluation and report writing. The multifaceted delivery will aid you in identifying problem areas and developing solutions to assure quality in the end product.
    33:00
  • 9
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    16:00 16:00 04:00
    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.
    36:00
  • 10
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 40:00 04:00
    This course will introduce the techniques necessary to draft pattern and sew basic tops. You will learn to develop different types of tops using basic block. This includes knowledge of necklines, collars and sleeve variation in pattern making. Gain these new skills through a variety of practical activities, demonstration and explict teaching.
    44:00
  • 11
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 40:00 04:00
    This course will allow you to advance your knowledge on pattern drafting and garment construction. Through hands-on experiences, learn how to draft skirts and pants, and the sewing techniques involved in their construction. Classes mix hands-on activities, demonstrations and lectures to convey learning concepts in a multifaceted approach.
    44:00
  • 12
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 24:00 04:00
    This course provides the fundamentals and criterias for conducting apparel fit evaluation which is critical in the development of the final pattern draft before the garment goes into mass production. It is highly recommended for anyone involved in the technical design and prototyping process. You will learn how to conduct fit evaluation, identify issues from the fit evaluation, and alter patterns to address the various issues identified.
    28:00
  • 13
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 70:00 04:00
    The world of fast fashion moves at an incredible pace, where changes in designs and colours can happen at the drop of a hat. This course will prepare you for the demands of the industry, and create a collection within the shortest possible time. The development of the design collection takes a look at both the inspirations and practical considerations that go into a design collection. Conceptualise your collection through runway shows, forecast information, directional trends and consumer demands. Get in touch with the process every step of the way from size specifications to overseeing the samples to the final fruitation of a complete look all within a given scope. From this unique immersive approach, take your first brave steps into the Fashion Industry.
    74:00
  • 14
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    E-learning Training Assessment
    00:00 37:00 02:00
    This course aims to give participants a holistic understanding of how patterns and virtual garment samples can be created using Virtual Fit software. Students will be able to evaluate fit and style virtually and create pattern alteration, accessories and trims placement across all garment sizes thus eliminating the need for full-size set samples. Participants will learn to develop virtual library of pattern pieces, fabrics, accessories, trims and prints for their future reference. This course is highly recommended for Virtual Fit users to enhance their skill set.
    39:00
  • 15
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    00:00 40:00 04:00
    This course reverses the process of conventional pattern making by manipulating fabrics on the form before drawing the pattern. This specialized course allows individuals to understand how apparel design and paper patterns can be drafted through draping techniques. Conducted in an active, hands-on approach, student will learn the techniques necessary for design development and developing 3D patterns.
    44:00
Course Duration
  • Course Type Full Time
  • Course Intakes JAN, APR, JUL, OCT
  • SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours 561
  • Total Maximum Months (Full Time) 4.5
Career Opportunities
  • Fashion Designer
  • Assistant Designer
  • Assistant Pattern Maker
  • Merchandiser
  • Technical Designer
  • Technical Support Executive
  • Product Developer
  • Quality Control Auditor / Compliance Assistant Auditor
Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • Possess at least 3 GCE 'O' level credits with a minimum of C6 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 AND/OR
  • Pass TaF.tc 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 successful completion of each module within the course, you will be awarded the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Statement of Attainment (SOA) by SkillsFuture Singapore. After successful completion of all modules within the course, you will be awarded the WSQ Diploma in Fashion Technology (Apparel Design and Product Development), and the Diploma in Apparel Design and Product Development certification by TaF.tc. WSQ certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.
Course Fee
All Singaporean/PRs (SSG)

SkillsFuture Singapore Grant (SSG)
All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents

  • Full Course Fee S$ 22,255.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 15,765.50
  • - -
  • GST (7%) S$ 466.87
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 7,136.37
Singaporean (SFMCES)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding (SFMCES)
All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above

  • Full Course Fee S$ 22,255.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 15,765.50
  • Less: SFMCES S$ 4,264.00
  • GST (7%) S$ 466.87
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 2,872.37
Singaporean (WTS)

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)
Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month

  • Full Course Fee S$ 22,255.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 15,765.50
  • Less: WTS S$ 5,376.75
  • GST (7%) S$ 466.87
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 1,759.62
SMEs (ETSS)

Enhanced Training Support Funding (ETSS)
SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million
SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable

  • Full Course Fee S$ 22,255.00
  • Application Fee S$ 180.00
  • Less: SSG Grant S$ 15,765.50
  • - -
  • GST (7%) S$ 466.87
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 7,136.37
International Students
  • Full Course Fee S$ 22,255.00
  • Application Fee S$ 650.00
  • NA NA
  • NA NA
  • GST (7%) S$ 1,603.35
  • Total Fees Payable (Inclusive of GST) S$ 24,508.35
Course Schedule (Full Time)
TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development
  • Date 07 Jan 2019 to 03 May 2019 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
  • Registration Closed
TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development
  • Date 22 Apr 2019 to 07 Aug 2019 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
  • Registration Filling Fast Apply Now
TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development
  • Date 30 May 2019 to 18 Jun 2020 View Schedules
  • Day Evening
  • Time 7:00 PM - 10:15 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
  • Registration Open Apply Now
TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development
  • Date 22 Jul 2019 to 11 Nov 2019 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
  • Registration Open Apply Now
TaF.tc's Diploma in Apparel Design & Product Development
  • Date 21 Oct 2019 to 20 Feb 2020 View Schedules
  • Day Full Day
  • Time 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Corporate / Public Open to Public
  • Location Central Plaza (Main Office)
  • Registration Open Apply Now