QF - Cutting - Footwear.pdf

Basic Cutting Operator - Footwear

  • Job DescriptionA Basic Cutting Operator, also called a ‘Cutter’ is an important job-role associated with Footwear sector. The primary responsibility of a Cutter is to cut leather or other materials to produce footwear.
  • Originally Approved15th NSQC meeting -3rd March 2017
  • Last Revised4th NSQC-NCVET, dated: December 2020
  • Code2020/LT/FDDI/03994
  • SectorLeather
  • NSQF LevelLevel 2
  • Notional Hours300
  • Accrediting Bodies- Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
  • Certifying Bodies Footwear Design & Development Institute
  • Proposed Occupation

    Basic Cutting Operator - Footwear

  • International Comparability


  • Progression Pathway

    After completion of course and gaining further knowledge, it takes 3-8 years for a trainee to reach next higher levels like Passer, Assistant Supervisor, Supervisor, Quality Controller, Cutting  In-charge and up to Production Manager.

  • Qualification File QF - Cutting - Footwear.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    Overview of leather industry & generic skill Mandatory 10 2
    FDDI/N1201 Cutting operations & materials used in cutting Mandatory 140 2
    FDDI/N1202 Contribute to achieve Product quality in cutting operations Mandatory 20 2
    FDDI/N1203 Maintaining the work area, tools and machines Mandatory 10 2
    FDDI/N1204 Maintaining the health safety and security requirements at workplace Mandatory 6 2
    FDDI/N1205 Comply with industry regulatory and organizational requirements Mandatory 2 2
    FDDI/N1106 Soft Skill Mandatory 12 2
    On-the-Job Training Mandatory 100 2
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