Certificate Program in Footwear Cutting Operator

Certificate Program in Footwear Cutting Operator

The prime objective of this program is to equip the learners with the identified knowledge and skills required as cutting operators in the field of the upper cutting department. Learners are therefore expected to attain the basic skill of cutting different types of leather and Footwear Materials. The second element of the proposed course curriculum is the continuous assessment process throughout the training program. Cost is the keyword in today’s footwear business. Proper utilization and savings on the material is skillful expertise since material prices are escalating year by year. As we know 60% of the cost of a shoe is leather. Leather being a natural material possesses a lot of defects. Leather is also categorized based on these defects like A, B, C grade etc. So for saving this cost, the clicker has to interlock the patterns efficiently by considering the line of tightness and stretchiness. He has to cut the pairs as per the norms given to him. So the main objective of this program is to train learners on different methods of cutting, nesting of components, grading & costing etc.

The Objective of the training program in footwear is to develop the capacities of learners to understand technical aspects of material cutting. The candidate will have basic knowledge about the Clicking department and operations. The skillset requirement covering relevant knowledge components are addressed in the course curriculum. The curriculum has been designed on the principle of KSA (Knowledge – Skill- Attitude) based learning emphasizing the mastering of the skills & knowledge through the self-assessment process.


Certificate Program in Footwear Cutting Operator

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must not be below 18 years.


1 Month

No. of Seats



18,500/- + GST. Fees may vary from campus to campus. (FDDI is offering special fees for multiple Operator’s training programme. Please contact campus for details)


Full time regular classes 5 days in a week at any campus of FDDI. Refer FDDI website for complete address.

Medium of Instructions

The medium of instruction of this program shall be bilingual in English / Hindi.

Admission Procedure

Admission will be on the basis of interview and availability of seats on first come first serve basis.


Institute will assist in placement.

Contact Person

Center In-charge & HoD footwear of the FDDI campuses. (Contact Details)

Transportation Facility

On payment basis subject to the availability.


Hostel facility may be provided on availability and charged separately.

In House Facility

Library, access to related machines & equipment in workshops and use of Hardware & Software in IT lab during the period of training.


Ability to read & write.

Physical Fitness

Mentally & physically fit to meet industrial requirement.

Target Audience:

Any citizen of India who meets the eligibility requirements and capable of participating in the learning activities is entitled to take part in the programs.

Career Opportunity:

This course has been designed & prepared by the Footwear Design & Development Institute for helping the Indian footwear Industry in the training of the footwear manufacturing personnel who wish to upgrade their knowledge and want to start their career in the area of upper cutting with the focus on footwear technology.

Mode of Delivery:

The training program is a full-time formal program on supervisory level technical skills. The mode of delivery is a demonstration, lecture, lab practices & through discussion with requisite technical knowledge. The time spent by the learners in the industry will give them enough exposure to the actual world of work and enable them to get hands-on experience.

These modalities will be utilized before the learners are exposed to the industry environment.

The mode of delivery may be as below:

1. Class room Lecture
2. Work shop lecture
3. Demonstration
4. Work shop practical

Self-learning tools:

1. Projects
2. Assignments
3. Problem Solving

Attendance Policy:

1. Student shall maintain minimum 80 per cent attendance.
2. Not more than 3 written warnings / adverse entry by the academic council for the indiscipline.

Evaluation Criteria:

Continuous Assessment: 80%

Assessment Type                                                  Marks Weightage Total Weighted Marks
Practical 60 80
Viva 20

Final Assessment: 20%

Assessment Type                                                  Marks Weightage Total Weighted Marks
Project/Assignment 40 20

Course outline of Program:

Sr. No.                                                       Title of Course Hours
1. Hand cutting exercises 32
2. Press cutting exercises 9
3. Upper Splitter 4
4. Leather grading 20
5. Cutting kid and goat skins 6
6. Cutting buffalo hides 18
7. Cutting corrected grain 36
8. Footwear Materials 8
9. Cutting Calf 9
10. Cutting Suede/Nu Buck 6
11. Cutting fabric 4
12. Quality Control 5


To be eligible for award of final certificate, the candidate is required to meet the following conditions:

1. After successful completion of all the modules & subjects defined under curriculum of this course where theory & practical shall be cleared separately.
2. Final Certificate will be awarded on submission of NOC duly signed by the Library, Computer Centre, All concerned labs, Training Department, Hostel and Accounts Office.
3. Certificate will be prepared by head office Noida Training Department and signed by the Center In-Charge & HoD Footwear of the respective campuses.

* All costs related to industrial visit to be borne by the students.
* The institute reserves the right to cancel/postpone/amend the course schedule/ and contents without prior notice.
* Please contact the campus regarding Fees, Transport facility and Hostel Accommodation.