FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II – TESDA COURSE MODULE

TESDA TRAINING REGULATIONS FOR FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II COURSE

The TESDA FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II Course consists of competencies that a person must achieve to enable him/her to prepare/assemble upper components, prepare bottom components of shoes, and perform lasting and finishing operation.

This Qualification is packaged from the competency map of the Footwear Industry (Footwear Manufacturing sector)

A trainee or student who has achieved this TESDA Course in FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II is competent to be:

  • Footwear Maker
  • Shoemaker

TRAINEE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Trainees or students wishing to gain entry into this course should satisfy the following requirements:

  • can communicate both orally and in written
  • physically and mentally fit
  • with good moral character
  • can perform basic mathematical computation

This list does not include specific institutional requirements such as educational attainment, minimum age, and others that may be required of the trainees by the school or training center delivering the TVET program.

FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II – TRAINING AND REGULATION MODULE

Course Title: FOOTWEAR MAKING
Level: NC II
Nominal Training Duration :

(Basic Competency) 18 Hours
(Common Competency) 24 Hours
(Core Competency) 640 Hours

Total Duration: 682 Hours

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of a footwear maker in accordance with industry standards. It covers core competencies such as check cut upper and lining components, perform blocking and crimping operation, perform skiving operations, perform leather splitting, perform machine perforating and gimping operation, perform folding operation, perform stitching operation on upper and/or lining components, perform hand stitching operation, prepare upper for hand lasting, perform basic hand lasting, attach insole by machine, perform puff and stiffener activation, perform basic machine lasting, perform chilling operation, perform pre-bonding operation, perform bonding operation, perform heel attaching operation, perform sock attachment and cleaning operation, perform polishing operation, perform quality check, repair and packaging of de-lasted shoes.

COMPETENCIES REQUIRED IN FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II

To obtain this TESDA course in FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II, all units prescribed for this qualification must be achieved.

These units of competency comprising this qualification include the following:

UNIT CODE CORE COMPETENCIES (640 Hours)
FWR744312 Check cut upper and lining components
FWR744313 Perform blocking/crimping
FWR744314 Perform skiving operations
FWR744315 Perform upper leather splitting operation
FWR744316 Perform machine perforating and gimping operation
FWR744317 Perform folding operation
FWR744318 Perform stitching operation on upper and/or lining components
FWR744319 Perform hand stitching operation
FWR744310 Prepare uppers for hand lasting
FWR744311 Perform basic hand lasting
FWR744309 Attach insole by machine
FWR744307 Perform toe-puff and stiffener activation
FWR744320 Perform basic machine lasting
FWR744308 Perform chilling operation
UNIT CODE COMMON COMPETENCIES (24  Hours)
FWR744201 Apply footwear production practices and principles
FWR744203 Carry out measurements and calculations
FWR744204 Use and care of hand and power tools
FWR744205 Set-up and operate machines
FWR744206 Perform basic maintenance
FWR744208 Apply quality standards
UNIT CODE BASIC COMPETENCIES (18 Hours)
500311105 Participate in workplace communication
500311106 Work in a team environment
500311107 Practice career professionalism
500311108 Practice occupational health and safety procedures

This section gives the details and contents of the units of competency required in FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II. These units of competency are categorized into basic, common and core competencies.

CORE COMPETENCIES

This section gives the details of the contents of the core units of competency required in FOOTWEAR MAKING NC II.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: CHECK CUT UPPER and LINING COMPONENTS
UNIT CODE: FWR744312

This unit cover the knowledge, skills and attitude required in checking cut upper component. The qualities of cut upper components are in accordance with the standard set by the company.

  1. Inspect received cut upper and lining components
    • Quality and quantity of received cut upper and lining components are assessed based on job specifications.
    • Components are checked for tightness and stretch from heel to toe as per standard operating procedures.
    • Quality of cut components is checked according to uniformity of shades, substance and type of materials.
    • Ensured that cut upper and lining components are free from major defects
  2. Segregate cut upper and lining components
    • Cut upper and lining components are classified according to sizes, uniformity of shades, substance and grain variations
    • Cut upper and lining components are paired according to shape and size
    • Defective cut upper and lining components are identified, returned/replaced and reported in accordance with company procedures
  3. Bundle cut upper and lining components
    • Cut upper and lining components are piled and stacked according to sizes and pairs.
    • Stacked cut upper and lining components are bundled and recorded in accordance with company procedures
    • Production report sheets are prepared, recorded and submitted as per company procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM BLOCKING/CRIMPING OPERATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744313

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitude required in performing blocking/crimping operation.

  1. Prepare upper for blocking
    • Vamps are prepared in accordance with styles and designs.
    • Chalk powder is placed on the grain side of leather as per standard work procedures.
    • Ensured that prepared vamps are free from excess water.
  2. Set up machine
    • Machine is set and adjusted according to manufacturer’s manual.
    • Blade is selected and placed in the machine in accordance with shoe style or design.
    • Blocking plates are set according to required position.
  3. Perform blocking
    • Blocking is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Blocked vamps are inspected and segregated in accordance with company standard/design/style.
    • Damaged vamps are identified, reported and adjusted based on procedure
  4. Perform trimming of vamps
    • Trimmed vamps are paired in accordance with shape and shades of materials.
    • Vamps are trimmed as per standard operating procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM SKIVING OPERATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744314

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required in operating single step cylinder knife skiving machine and determining the quality of skived upper parts.

  1. Perform machine setting procedures
    • Machine adjustments are made in accordance with skiving specifications and safety procedures.
    • Cylinder knife is sharpened in accordance with manufacturer’s procedural manual.
    • Machine is tested in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements / procedures.
  2. Position work pieces on the bench top
    • Work pieces are stacked according to skiving requirements.
      Work pieces are positioned according to the flow of operation.
  3. Skive components
    • Skiving is performed in accordance with safety requirements and job specifications.
    • Skiving is performed using appropriate tools and equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE).
  4. Segregate and bundle upper components
    • Upper components are segregated in accordance with company policies and procedures.
    • Upper components are bundled and labeled in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  5. Perform machine maintenance
    • Machine and its accessories and tools are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements.
    • Waste materials are disposed of in accordance with housekeeping practices.
    • Machines are lubricated / oiled in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM UPPER LEATHER SPLITTING OPERATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744315

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required in reducing leather substance using machine with a controlled endless revolving blade. This operation is mainly directed at reducing heel covers, platform and wedge covers. It can also be used to reduce insole binding and the weight of complete shoe uppers.

  1. Perform machine setting procedures
    • Machine adjustments are made in accordance with splitting specifications and safety procedures.
    • Band knife is sharpened and repositioned in accordance with manufacturers procedural manual.
    • Machine is tested in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements / procedures.
  2. Position work pieces on the bench top
    • Work pieces are stacked according to splitting requirements.
    • Work pieces and tools are positioned according to the flow of operation.
  3. Perform splitting operations
    • Splitting is done uniformly in accordance with work ticket and safety requirements.
    • Splitting is performed without damage to grain surface.
  4. Segregate and bundle upper components
    • Upper components are segregated according to size and parts.
    • Upper components are piled up in pairs according to sizes and parts and then bundled.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM MACHINE PERFORATION AND GIMPING OPERATIONS
UNIT CODE: FWR744316

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required in operating and maintaining perforating machine and checking quality of perforated or gimped upper components

  1. Perform machine setting adjustments
    • Machine is set up as per standard operating procedures and work ticket.
    • Machine operation is tested in accordance with manufacturer’s manual.
    • Safety precautions are followed in accordance with OH& S requirements.
  2. Place work pieces on bench top
    • Work pieces are stacked according to standard operating procedures
    • Work pieces are positioned according to procedure
  3. Perform perforating operation
    • Punching is performed without damage to the component as per work quality standard.
    • Punched holes size are in accordance with specifications.
  4. Perform gimping operation
    • Task is completed within 30 seconds depending on shoe design.
    • Gimped edge is cut as per work specification (5mm or depending on the allowance provided on the upper component).
    • Guide markings between the gimps are visibly done as per standard procedures.
    • Gimp crossover cut are done at the cut-off edge as per standard procedures
  5. Segregate and bundle upper components
    • Upper components are segregated according to size and parts
    • Upper components are piled up in pairs according to sizes and parts and then bundled.
  6. Perform machine maintenance
    • Machine is cleaned and oiled according to safety standards and manufacturer’s manual
    • plate and reduction block are rotated as per manufacturer’s manual

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM FOLDING OPERATIONS
UNIT CODE: FWR744317

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude required in folding upper materials prior to stitching or attaching

  1. Attach reinforcement material
    • Reinforcement material is attached on the edge of the upper components according to required allowances.
    • Dimensions of prepared reinforcement material are in accordance with work ticket specifications.
    • Overlapping of the reinforcement materials ends is aligned as per standard operating procedures.
  2. Apply adhesive on the edge to be folded
    • Adhesive is applied to components in accordance with work ticket specifications.
    • Application tools are cleaned and stored according to company requirements and practices.
    • Mask is worn in accordance with company safety requirements.
  3. Cut nicks on concave edges
    • Nicks are slanted with lengths not exceeding half the width of fold.
    • Distances between nicks are equally distributed in accordance with shoe design.
  4. Perform folding operation
    • Folding method is selected in accordance with work ticket.
    • Folding operation is performed according to quality company standard.
    • Folding tools are used in accordance with safety procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM STITCHING OPERATION ON UPPER AND/OR LINING COMPONENTS
UNIT CODE: FWR744318

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required to operate stitching machines and determine the stitching parameters and quality of stitched uppers and/or lining components

  1. Prepare work pieces
    • Work bundle is received and checked in accordance with the work ticket
    • Work pieces are organized according to standard operating procedure
    • Work pieces are laid out in correct sequence in accordance with standard operating procedure
    • Components are attached according to work specification using appropriate attaching materials
  2. Prepare machine for stitching
    • Stitching machine is set-up and adjusted in accordance with the workplace requirements and specifications on the work ticket
    • Needle system, size and point are identified in accordance with the material and machine being used
    • Thread size, type and color are chosen in accordance with the needle and material requirements
    • Machine’s stitch regulator is set-up and adjusted in accordance with job work specification
    • Hook timing is set in accordance with stitch formation when required
  3. Stitch upper and/or lining components
    • Task is completed within specified time frame according to the design/style of shoe, seam, binding and trimmings to be done
    • Distance of stitches from the edge are followed in accordance with job specification
    • Allowances between double rows of stitching are followed in accordance with the design specified in the work ticket
  4. Trim excess threads of the stitched components
    • Task is completed within specified time frame and quantity of stitched components to be trimmed
    • Excess threads of more than 10 mm are trimmed in accordance with job specification
    • Stitched components are arranged and placed to the WTM

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM HAND-STITCHING OPERATIONS
UNIT CODE: FWR744319

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude required in the performance of hand stitching operation.

  1. Prepare materials
    • Thread is selected in accordance with the work ticket.
    • Needles are threaded and waxed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Parts and holes are checked for damage and defects.
    • Holes for stitching are punched based on standard operating procedures and work ticket.
  2. Perform hand stitching
    • Hand stitching is performed in accordance with the work ticket without damage to the upper component.
    • Hand stitching style is performed according to the required design of the shoe.
    • Thread and upper component are checked for damage in accordance with company procedures.
    • Stitches made are leveled and equal for both pair of shoes.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PREPARE UPPER FOR HAND LASTING
UNIT CODE: FWR744310

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required to prepare upper for hand lasting such us manual insole attachment and manual reactivation of toe puff and stiffeners

  1. Immerse toe puff and stiffeners into toluene solution
    • Task is performed in accordance with procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.
    •  Used solvents (toluene) are stored or disposed following environmental rules and regulations.
  2. Insert toe puff and stiffeners to upper
    • Task is performed in accordance with procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Task is performed without damage to upper component.
    • Inserted toe-puff and stiffeners are evenly distributed inside the upper component.
    • Ensured that lining is flattened and free from defects.
  3. Attach insole to last with tacks
    • Task is performed in accordance with procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Insole is securely attached and flushed to the last according to the type of method used.
    • Upper parts and last with insole are placed into the rack or other working transportation method according to procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM BASIC HAND LASTING
UNIT CODE: FWR744311

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required in basic manual lasting following enterprise and quality requirement.

  1. Attach upper to insole/last
    • Counter is aligned in accordance with identified back height of last
    • Back seam is straightened and positioned at the center of the counter
    • Tacks are firmly embedded and hammered into metal seat plate
    • Safety practices are observed in handling of lasting pincer and tacks
  2. Apply adhesive to upper components and insole
    • Adhesive for upper materials are selected based on job specifications and product materials compatibility
    • Upper components and insole surfaces are prepared according to company procedures
    • Adhesive is applied to components according to manufacturer’s recommendations and company procedures
    • Adhesive is evenly applied to bottom and along the edge of insole
    • Ensured that outside of upper components or last are clean and free from adhesive
    • Adhesive is dried in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendation
  3. Carry out toe lasting
    • Topline of upper is positioned in accordance with work practice
    • Lasting allowance of upper are pulled using lasting pincers and secured at the insole
    • Whole upper is straight and wrinkles or pleats showing at shoe feather edge are flattened in accordance with company practice
  4. Perform seat and side lasting
    • Ensured that topline of upper is tight from toe to last
    • Pleats and creases found between lining and upper material are removed and flattened in accordance with company procedures
      Upper stiffener and lining are pulled tightly and hammered to insole leaving no surplus material at the waist
    • Tacks are turned over on the metal seat plate
  5. Flatten upper to feather edge
    • Feather edge gave a smooth feather line
    • Upper is completely lasted to insole and is free from damage
    • Ensured that upper is tightly lasted with no pucker or gaps between the upper and last

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: ATTACH INSOLE TO LAST BY MACHINE
UNIT CODE: FWR744309

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in attaching insole to the last by machine and determines the quality and standards of an attached insole before lasting

  1. Set machine for operation
    • Insoles and last are prepared in accordance with job specifications
    • Machine adjustments are made in accordance with the job and materials specifications
    • Machine is tested in accordance with manufacturer’s procedural manual
  2. Attach insole to the last
    • Insole is attached to the last in accordance with job specification
    • Insole attaching machine is operated in accordance with manufacturer’s procedural manual
    • Attached insoles are checked according to company standards

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM TOE PUFF AND STIFFENERS ACTIVATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744307

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required to activate toe puff and stiffeners by using toe puff press and back part molding machine

  1. Set machine
    • Machine is adjusted based on the type of upper and stiffener materials.
    • Ensured that toe puff press machine is free from adhesive residues.
  2. Insert /Activate toe-puff
    • Task is performed in accordance with procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.
    • Task is performed without damage to upper component.
    • Inserted/activated toe-puff is evenly distributed inside the upper and lining component.
    • Lining is flattened and freed from defects.
  3. Insert /Activate stiffener
    • Stiffeners are inserted/activated between upper and lining in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Center of stiffener and counter or quarter are matched and aligned with the back seam.
    • Stiffener is molded and activated in accordance with back part molding standard.
    • Task is performed without damage to upper and lining components.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM BASIC MACHINE LASTING
UNIT CODE: FWR744320

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude required in performing toe lasting, seat and side lasting of a flat lasted construction.

  1. Perform machine settings
    • Machine is set up according to manufacturer’s specifications and work ticket requirements
    • Machine is tested in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements
  2. Perform toe lasting
    • Toe lasting is performed in accordance with work ticket and style/design of shoes
    • Toe lasting is performed with no excess adhesive and no crease at toe featheredge
  3. Carry out seat and side lasting
    • Seat and side lasting is carried out within 30 seconds to 1 ½ minutes per set in accordance with work ticket and standard operating procedures
    • Seat of lasted upper is flattened and evened without damage.
    • Adhesive is applied to the seat of lasted upper without excess (no extrusion).
    • Seat and side lasting are checked as per standard quality procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM CHILLING OPERATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744308

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude required in performing chilling operation

  1. Set chilling machine
    • Chilling machine is set in accordance with factory standards/requirements of upper, and sole material.
    • Adjustments are made in accordance with the work ticket
  2. Monitor chilling operation
    • Footwear for chilling is positioned on the conveyor according to standard operating procedures
    • Chilling operation is monitored in accordance with standard operating procedures and work ticket
    • Footwear is retrieved from chiller and grouped together according to the work ticket
    • Machine problems or malfunction reported to supervisors in accordance with company procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM PRE-BONDING OPERATIONS
UNIT CODE: FWR744321

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude required to perform pre-bonding operations such as tack lifting, bottom and outsole cementing, and solvent wiping/priming in preparation for bonding operations.

  1. Remove tacks from bottom of lasted upper
    • Tacks are removed from the lasted upper as per standard operating procedures.
    • Lasted uppers removed are free from scratch marks.
    • Bonding of lasting margin to the insole is kept intact.
  2. Mark and inspect quality of lasted upper
    • Outsoles and lasted uppers are matched according to style and size.
    • Bottom profile of upper is marked according to the area of sole to be used.
    • Lasted uppers are inspected according to standard operating procedures
  3. Perform roughing and scouring
    • Roughing and scouring is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Grains and finish of the lasting margin are removed without damage to upper.
    • Fibers of the last are teased/raised in accordance with work procedures.
    • Top surface of the outsole is scoured without damage and free from plasticisers.
  4. Perform bottom cementing and attachment of filler
    • Bottom cementing and attachment of filler are performed in accordance with work specification.
    • Filler is attached on the bottom profile of the lasted upper in accordance with the thickness of upper material.
  5. Perform sole wiping and sole cementing
    • Outsole is primed according to material requirement/specification.
    • Outsole is primed without causing damage to material.
    • Primers are handled in accordance with OH & S requirements.
    • Sole wiping and cementing is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM BONDING OPERATIONS
UNIT CODE: FWR744322

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform lasting operation such as sole attaching, sole pressing and de-lasting

  1. Perform sole attaching and pressing
    • Solvents are reactivated in accordance with manufacturer’s requirements.
    • Sole attached to lasted upper according to standard operating procedures and without causing damage to the
    • Sole press machine is set up in accordance with manufacturer’s manual.
    • Pressing is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  2. Perform edge cleaning operations
    • Sole and upper are cleaned and free from excess adhesive and without harming the bond.
    • Tools for edge cleaning are used in accordance with the type of upper material.
  3. Delasting and inspection of shoe
    • Delasting is performed in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Delasting is performed without causing damage to the topline and seams.
    • Shoes are inspected in accordance with quality standard procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM HEEL-ATTACHING OPERATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744323

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in attaching heel.

  1. Prepare work pieces
    • Work pieces are prepared in accordance with work standards.
    • Roughing machine is used in accordance with manufacturer’s procedural manual.
  2. Attach heel to sole
    • Adhesive is dried and re-activated in accordance with heel attachment procedures.
    • Attached heel is aligned to the centerline of the sole and slightly inclined with back part higher than the front depending on its height.
  3. Press sole
    • Sole is pressed according to standard operating procedures.
      Pressed sole is free from damages.
  4. De-last shoe
    • De-lasting of shoe is performed in accordance with company procedures.
    • Shape of the shoe is retained according to design and style.
  5. Fix heel to sole
    • Heel is fixed to the sole in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Heels are fixed with no protruding fasteners on the heel area.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM POLISHING OPERATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744324

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitudes in performing the polishing operation.

  1. Prepare work pieces
    • Work pieces are repaired and cleaned before polishing in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Polishing materials and equipment are prepared in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  2. Apply first coating
    • Chemicals used are selected and applied to the shoe in accordance with manufacturer’s manual.
    • Cream filler is applied to shoe upper according to company requirements.
    • Drying time is followed according to the company requirements.
  3. Perform cotton brushing
    • Cotton brushing operation is done according to types and finishes of leather.
    • Uppers are free from damage, patches and discoloration.
  4. Apply final coating
    • Topcoat chemicals are applied evenly on shoe uppers in accordance with company standard.
    • Buffing is done following the shoe contours.
    • Shoe uppers are free from discoloration after mop brushing.
    • Damage are recorded in the work ticket as per standard operating procedures
  5. Perform final polishing and brushing of shoes.
    • Shoes are arranged to the flow of operation for final polishing.
    • Final brushing is done in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Damaged shoes are segregated and repaired according to standard operating procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM SOCK ATTACHMENT & CLEANING OPERATION
UNIT CODE: FWR744325

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude required in performing sock attachment and cleaning of de-lasted footwear..

  1. Prepare work pieces
    • Work pieces are selected and identified in accordance with the job specifications.
    • Work pieces are arranged/positioned in accordance with standard operating procedures.
  2. Attach sock into the shoe
    • Sock lining (and shoe lace, if necessary) is attached depending on design and style of shoe.
    • Brand name labels are attached in accordance with company procedures.
    • Clean the shoes
    • Cleaning materials are selected and applied according to materials specifications.
    • Shoes are cleaned in accordance with company procedures.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM QUALITY CHECKING, REPAIR AND PACKING OF DE-LASTED SHOES
UNIT CODE: FWR744326

This unit covers knowledge, skills and attitude required in performing quality checking, repairing and packing of de – lasted footwear.

  1. Inspect shoes for final dispatch
    • Shoes are inspected in accordance with company procedures/requirements.
    • Minor shoe defects/damages are identified and segregated in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Inspection report accomplished is 100% accurate.
  2. Repair shoe defects/damages
    • Shoe defects/damages are repaired according to company procedures.
    • Repairing tools and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Repair reports are accomplished as per company procedures.
  3. Pack shoes in boxes
    • Shoes are packed with packaging materials in accordance with standard operating procedures.
    • Boxes are assembled and labeled in accordance with company requirements.
    • Dehumidifying agent is put in boxes according to company procedures.
    • Shoe boxes are bundled and marked according to color, stock and destination.

COMMON COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: APPLY FOOTWEAR PRODUCTION PRACTICES AND PRINCIPLES
UNIT CODE: FWR744201

This unit covers the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes that individuals need to work more effectively in the footwear production industry. This unit is required for all qualifications in footwear production.

  1. Apply knowledge of footwear products and systems in the workplace
    • Parts and styles of footwear are identified, recognized and followed during production.
    • Materials are selected and used in accordance with work order and characteristics of the materials
    • Tools and machines are identified and selected/specified based on work and safety requirements and manufacturer’s recommendations
    • Quality of work is consistently maintained at optimum level
  2. Demonstrate productive work practices
    • Work load is prioritized to meet job orders and delivery dates
    • Wastage of production material and time is minimized through consistent practice of quality procedures
    • Responsibilities and duties are performed in a positive manner to promote cooperation within the workplace and meet production target deliveries
    • Problems, conflicts or contingencies are recognized and addressed and/or referred to appropriate person(s)

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: CARRY OUT MEASUREMENTS & CALCULATIONS
UNIT CODE: FWR744203

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in obtaining accurate pattern scale area, calculating/estimating the materials, requirements and costs

  1. Obtain measurements
    • Measurements are obtained according to job instructions using measuring devices
    • System of measurement to be used is identified.
  2. Perform simple calculations
    • Simple calculations carried out based on the requirements of the situation
    • Correctness of calculations verified based on production requirements
  3. Estimate approximate quantities
    • Measurements or quantities estimated on job requirements
    • Measurements identified/recorded without error
    • Quantities of materials suitable for work undertaken are calculated and recorded according to job instructions

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: USE AND CARE FOR HAND AND POWER TOOLS
UNIT CODE: FWR744204

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required in using/handling and maintaining of hand and power tools

  1. Select appropriate tools for work
    • Work requirements are interpreted in accordance with the instructions of the supervising engineer
    • Appropriate hand and power tools are selected for the tasks required
    • Selected hand and power tools are checked for their serviceability
    • Defective tools are identified and reported and appropriate action is taken for their repair or replacement in accordance with established procedures
    • Instruction for the use of the tools are accessed and interpreted if required
  2. Use hand and power tools
    • Work area, work pieces and tools are prepared for the required tasks in accordance with engineer’s instructions and established practice
    • Other personnel in the work area are made aware of the work being carried out as required by safety management procedures
    • Where relevant, work is marked out using appropriate marking out tools in accordance with established procedures
    • Hand and power tools are used for the tasks as directed and in accordance with established procedures and manufacturer’s instructions
    • Desired outcomes for the work are achieved to job specifications, including finish, tension, size, shape etc. as required
  3. Follow safety and hazard control procedures
    • All required safety precautions, procedures and regulations are followed when using hand and power tools
    •  Operational hazards are identified when using hand and power tools and action is taken in conjunction with others to minimize or eliminate risk to self, other personnel, the vessel and the environment
  4. Care for hand and power tools
    • Tools are used only for their intended purposes in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures
    • Care of tools are properly done in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction and established procedures
    • Tools are adjusted, tightened and or lubricated in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures
    • Grinding wheels are dressed and made true in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions and established procedures
    • Defective or worn tools and tool components are identified, marked as required and reported and appropriate action is taken for the repair or replacement in accordance with established procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: SET UP AND OPERATE MACHINE/S
UNIT CODE: FWR744205

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required to set up, operate and sample run machines for footwear manufacturing

  1. Set up / prepare machines
    • Product specifications are interpreted in relation to machine setting requirements
    • Type of machines to be set up are identified in accordance with the job requirement
    • Machines for footwear manufacturing are set in accordance with product specifications, machine manufacturer’s instructions and company procedures
  2. Conduct sample run
    • Materials to be used for sampling is obtained
    • Machine is operated in accordance with manufacturer’s and company instructions to produce a specified sample
  3. Test machine output
    • Machine outputs are tested or organized in accordance with company procedures to ensure required standards of quality are met
  4. Re-adjust machine setting to meet requirements
    • Test results are interpreted to determine machine adjustment requirements
    • Adjustment changes are assessed in accordance with product and machine specifications
    • Appropriate production personnel are informed of the availability of the newly set up machine in accordance with workplace procedures
  5. Maintain records
    • Records are maintained and reports prepared in accordance with the company procedures

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: PERFORM BASIC MAINTENANCE
UNIT CODE: FWR744206

This unit covers the knowledge and skills requires in performing minor maintenance of the machines and equipment for footwear manufacturing

  1. Perform machine adjustments
    • Machine adjustments are done in accordance with manufacturer’s and enterprise requirements
    • Problem with machine is identified and reported in accordance with company procedures
  2. Clean and operate machine
    • Machine is cleaned and lubricated in accordance with workplace requirements and manufacturer’s cleaning and lubricating instructions
    • Machine operation is monitored to ensure correct procedures are carried out and work meets quality standards
  3. Check machine operation
    • Machine is checked to ensure correct operation
    • Problems encountered and similar observations are documented and referred to supervisor or appropriate personnel

UNIT OF COMPETENCY: APPLY QUALITY STANDARDS
UNIT CODE: FWR744208

This unit covers the knowledge and skills required in applying quality standards to work operations in the industry.

  1. Assess own work
    • Completed work is checked against workplace standards relevant to the operations being undertaken
    • An understanding is demonstrated on how the work activities and completed work relate to the next production process and to the final appearance of the product
    • Faulty pieces or final products are identified and isolated in accordance with company policies and procedures
    • Faults and any identified causes are recorded and reported in accordance with workplace procedures
  2. Assess quality of received component parts
    • Received materials, component parts or final product are quality checked against workplace standards and specifications
    • Causes of any identified faults are identified and corrective actions are taken in accordance with workplace procedures
  3. Record information
    • Basic information on the quality of received
      components are recorded in accordance with workplace procedures
  4. Study causes of quality deviations
    • Causes of deviations from final products are investigated and reported in accordance with workplace procedures
    • Suitable preventive action is recommended based on workplace quality standards and identified causes of deviation from specified quality standards of materials or final product
    • Quality parameters of work are achieved.

BASIC COMPETENCIES

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION
UNIT CODE : 500311105

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to gather, interpret and convey information in response to workplace requirements.

  1. Obtain and convey workplace information
    • Specific and relevant information is accessed from appropriate sources
    • Effective questioning, active listening and speaking skills are used together and convey information
    • Appropriate medium is used to transfer information and ideas
    • Appropriate non- verbal communication is used
    • Appropriate lines of communication with supervisors and colleagues are identified and followed
    • Defined workplace procedures for the location and storage of information are used
    • Personal interaction is carried out clearly and concisely
  2. Participate in workplace meetings and discussions
    • Team meetings are at ended on time
    • Own opinions are clear expressed and those of others are listened to without interruption
    • Meeting inputs are consistent with the meeting purpose and established protocols
    • Workplace interactions are conducted in a courteous manner
    • Questions about simple routine workplace procedures and matters concerning working conditions of employment are asked and responded to.
    • Meetings outcomes are interpreted and implemented
  3. Complete relevant work related documents
    • Range of forms relating to conditions of employment are completed accurately and legibly
    • Workplace data is recorded on standard workplace forms and documents
    • Basic mathematical processes are used for routine calculations
    • Errors in recording information on forms/documents are identified and properly acted upon
    • Reporting requirements to supervisor are completed according to organizational guidelines

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : WORK IN TEAM ENVIRONMENT
UNIT CODE : 500311106

This unit covers the skills, knowledge and attitudes to identify role and responsibility as a member of a team.

  1. Describe team role and scope
    • The role and objective of the team is identified from available sources of information
    • Team parameters, reporting relationships and responsibilities are identified from team discussions and appropriate external sources.
  2. Identify own role and responsibility within team
    • Individual role and responsibilities within the team environment are identified.
    • Roles and responsibility of other team members are identified and recognized.
    • Reporting relationships within team and external to team are identified.
  3. Work as a team member
    • Effective and appropriate forms of communications used and interactions undertaken with team members who contribute to known team activities and objectives.
    • Effective and appropriate contributions made to complement team activities and objectives, based on individual skills and competencies and workplace context.
    • Observed protocols in reporting using standard operating procedures.
    • Contribute to the development of team work plans based on an understanding of team’s role and objectives and individual competencies of the members.

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE CAREER PROFESSIONALISM
UNIT CODE : 500311107

This unit covers the knowledge, skills and attitudes in promoting career growth and advancement.

  1. Integrate personal objectives with organizational goals
    • Personal growth and work plans are pursued towards improving the qualifications set for the profession
    • Intra- and interpersonal relationships is are maintained in the course of managing oneself based on performance evaluation
    • Commitment to the organization and its goal is demonstrated in the performance of duties
  2. Set and meet work priorities
    • Competing demands are prioritized to achieve personal, team and organizational goals and objectives.
    • Resources are utilized efficiently and effectively to manage work priorities and commitments
    • Practices along economic use and maintenance of equipment and facilities are followed as per established procedures
  3. Maintain professional growth and development
    • Trainings and career opportunities are identified and availed of based on job requirements
    • Recognitions are sought/received and demonstrated as proof of career advancement
    • Licenses and/or certifications relevant to job and career are obtained and renewed

UNIT OF COMPETENCY : PRACTICE  OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES
UNIT CODE : 500311108

This unit covers the outcomes required to comply with regulatory and organizational requirements for occupational health and safety.

  1. Identify hazards and risks
    • Safety regulations and workplace safety and hazard control practices and procedures are clarified and explained based on organization procedures
    • Hazards/risks in the workplace and their corresponding indicators are identified to minimize or eliminate risk to co-workers, workplace and environment in accordance with organization procedures
    • Contingency measures during workplace accidents, fire and other emergencies are recognized and established in accordance with organization procedures
  2. Evaluate hazards and risks
    • Terms of maximum tolerable limits which when exceeded will result in harm or damage are identified based on threshold limit values (TLV)
    • Effects of the hazards are determined
    • OHS issues and/or concerns and identified safety hazards are reported to designated personnel in accordance with workplace requirements and relevant workplace OHS legislation
  3. Control hazards and risks
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) procedures for controlling hazards/risks in workplace are consistently
      followed
    • Procedures for dealing with workplace accidents, fire and emergencies are followed in accordance with organization OHS policies
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is correctly used in accordance with organization OHS procedures and practices
    • Appropriate assistance is provided in the event of a workplace emergency in accordance with established organization protocol
  4. Maintain OHS awareness
    • Emergency-related drills and trainings are participated in as per established organization guidelines and procedures
    • OHS personal records are completed and updated in accordance with workplace requirements

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Attaching is the temporary joining together of components using an adhesive until they can be stitched
  • Bottom the sole, insole, heel of the shoe
  • Blocking/Crimping performed on a high fronted vamp to improve shape and fit and to achieve greater curvature of upper
  • Bonding Attaching of lasted sole to upper using adhesives
  • Counter refers to a component stitched to the rear of the quarters to give added stiffness specially in brogue shoes.
  • De-lasting the process of removing the finished shoe from the last after sole attaching or finishing
  • Eyelet a ring of metal or other material inserted in the shoe upper to provide a durable ring for lace holes
  • Folding an upper edge treatment where a narrow margin of the edge is folded over and secured by adhesive
  • Gimping a decorative margin like a row of saw teeth cut into an upper component where it overlays another component, as in a brogue shoe
  • Heel seat part of the footwear bottom, it may either be attached separately or may be an integral part of the sole and may be of various types (Spanish, Louis, wedge, etc.) The heel tip/top lift is an integral part of the heel.
  • Insole a structural sole member of the sole between the foot and the outsole. May be of leather, fiberboard, leather board or synthetic material of various kinds. Its moisture absorbent qualities are considered to be important for foot health and comfort
  • Last the generalized approximate foot form or mould on which a boot or shoe is made
  • Lasting the shaping of the upper tightly to the contour of the last and pulling and stretching the upper to avail bunches or wrinkles by machine
  • Lining the inside material used under the upper and generally cut to the same shape of upper, giving certain allowances. Linings are made of leather, fabric or man-made materials
  • Seam Rubbing the process of flattening or rubbing down of back seam of components to avoid ridges/impressions on the upper
  • Skiving used to reduce edge substance to create smooth joining between two components
  • Sole layer of materials that covers the bottom of shoe and is the walking surface of the shoe
  • Splitting dividing an upper or bottom component into two or more parts by cutting it through its thickness parallel to the surface
  • Stamping used for identification during manufacturing. Necessary to provide information without detracting from appearance of footwear
  • Stitching/Closing is the permanent joining parts together by use of threads
  • Toe-Puff stiffening material, usually of impregnated fabric, fiberboard or printed-on plastic, under the toe part of the upper (in between the upper and lining) to help shape retention, appearance  nd protect the toes.
  • Upper is the top part of the shoe including lining, reinforcement and accessories
  • Vamp – the part of the upper between the toe cap and the quarters, including the toe in the case of capless style subjected to maximum flexing while walking

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  1. Is the course available now?

  2. saan po merong footwear making s pampanga?

    1. This course is not available

  3. Hello, when will be this course available? and what branch? Thanks!

    1. This course is not offered for now

  4. Saan school po may ganitong course?

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  5. San pong TESDA available itong shoemaking course? Thanks

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      1. Hi Good day When will this course be availabe po?

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