WSQ Advanced Certificate in Fashion Technology (Merchandising and Marketing)

Provided by Textile & Fashion Industry Training Centre Pte Ltd

Course introduction


Be introduced into the world of fashion and be armed with practical and personal skills needed to start in the industry. The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Fashion Technology (Design and Product Development) can be used as a stepping stone for a further education in Diploma in Fashion Technology (Design and Product Development) should you opt for a more in-depth experience within the industry.

Course Structure

Advanced Certificate will be conducted in the form of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, case studies, practical exercises, role plays and hands-on activities. Participants will complete 6 modules as follows:

WSQ Produce Basic Production Drawing for Textile and Fashion Industry
  • Basic production drawing and specifications.
WSQ Identify Textiles, Production and Quality Specifications for Textile and Fashion Industry

  • Fabric specifications and identification
  • Fibres and yarns
  • Dyeing, printing and finishing

Apparel Production
  • Structure of textile and apparel industry
  • Production planning/control and cut order planning
  • Application of seams/stitches in garment construction

Quality Assurance
  • Key quality concepts and principles
  • Identification and classification of defects
  • Statistical sampling

WSQ Source, Calculate Cost, Track Materials and Apparel Productions for Textile and Fashion Industry

  • Fundamentals of sourcing: Macro and Micro vendor evaluation
  • Claim negotiation process
  • Sourcing tools and tactics

Production Tracking
  • Sample approval process from design to consumer
  • Merchandiser’s responsibilities
  • Production tracking tools

  • Fabric consumption
  • Apparel Costing and Retail Mark-up
  • Freight computation

WSQ Apply Teamwork at the Workplace
  • Internalise the importance of team work and identify the purpose of teams
  • Engage in active participation in team establishment towards a roadmap to success
  • Improve team performance using tools such as Plan-Do-Check-Action (PDCA) cycle, surveys, data collection, milestone charts, cause & effect, incentives and rewards.

WSQ Apply 5S Techniques
  • Clear unnecessary items from work area
  • Organise and clear work area in an orderly manner
  • Maintain work area cleanliness and self-discipline

WSQ Apply Quality System
  • Common industry quality management systems, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Interpret quality records such as fabric test report, garment test production Quality Control check list and Quality Assurance audit report. Use of quality tools such as AQL acceptance sampling plan, Pareto Charts, Crockmeter, Fishbone Diagram and Histogram.

Entry Requirement
  1. Possess at least 3 GCE “N” level passes including English and Mathematics or ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) level 4 and above.
  2. Computer literate and well-versed

Course Duration

Total Course Duration : 116.75 hours
2 - 3 Times Weekly

Time : 7pm - 10pm

Course Fee

Gross Fee S$ 3,030.00
90% Funding** S$ 2,727.00
Nett Fee S$ 303.00

The 90% Funding** is only applicable to all Singaporean and Singapore Permanent Residents (PRs).


Fees & Funding

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