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SAFT USA Module 4.1: Product design

Friday 20th October 2017


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This event is available to SATRA members only

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The product design module looks at the process and what affects the creation of footwear. During the course, the delegate will tape up a last, flatten the shell and produce inside, outside and mean formes. From this mean forme, a set of shoe patterns will be produced – including adding allowances.

During this ‘hands-on’ day, the various methods of grading patterns will be explained. Delegates will produce their own examples of graded patterns.

Also covered will be the process of shoe costing, examining the way materials, labor and expenses are calculated to produce a final selling price.

SAFT course costs (quoted in British pounds)

There is a variable cost per module, depending on how many modules the delegate attends. If someone attends just one module, the cost will be GBP 1125 (1 x GBP 1125). If a delegate attends all 6 modules, the cost will be GBP 5,250 (6 x GBP 875).

1 or 2 modules: GBP 1125 per module
3 modules: GBP 1000 per module
4 modules: GBP 945 per module
5 or 6 modules: GBP 875 per module

However, modules 2 and 4 consist of two separate parts and so a delegate may attend only one of the days. Therefore, the cost would be as the example below:

Example 1 – A delegate takes 2 half modules – that would count as one module and be GBP 1125.

Example 2 – A delegate attends 3 ½ modules, this would count as 4 modules and the cost would be (3 x GBP 945 + a ½ module at GBP 482.50) = GBP 3,307.50.

SAFT examinations

After completing the modules, the delegate may take the examinations to gain SAFT accreditation.

Examinations are held twice a year (normally in February and August), and can be at either SATRA UK or at mutually agreed locations around the world.

To gain the accreditation, the delegate must take examinations in five out of the six modules (including the core modules) at a cost of 95 GBP per module.