Robotics Certificate Programme
Using LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime
Using LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime
|Suitable for Ages||9 years old and up|
|Location||Rochester Mall, Kallang Wave Mall, Siglap|
|Max Class Size||4 students / instructor|
|Lesson Duration||2.5 hours per session|
|Full Programme Length||24 sessions (6 levels x 4 sessions)|
|Course Fees||Lessons are charged according to our course package prices.
4 sessions – $450 or
8 sessions – $860 (5% off) or
24 sessions – $2400 (11% off)
Trial class is available at $125 for a 2.5 hour session
Our LEGO Robotics class aims to develop LEGO Robotics proficiency in children. Using the brand-new LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime robotics kit, students will learn to build and programme robots using various sensors and programming automation.
In each lesson, students will work independently to complete robot missions and learning objectives that will prepare them for the rigours of LEGO® robotics competitions. On completion of this programme, students will be invited to join our Competition Training Programme to represent Nullspace in national level robotics competitions events.
Course Progression and Format
There are a total of 3 progressive levels to complete the LEGO Robotics Certificate Programme. Each level consists of approximately 8 class sessions
The course progression is in the following format:
Jessica has just recently enrolled with Nullspace’s LEGO Robotics class to learn more about coding and robotics. Jessica is 9 years old and has no prior experience in this area.
Jessica registers for SPIKE Prime Foundation Session to see if she likes the class and can follow the class curriculum.
After that Jessica signs up for 7 Beginner Classes to complete the Beginner syllabus. This ensures that she has covered all topics tested in the Beginner levels. In total she needs to complete 8 Beginner lesson checklist activities (inclusive of Foundation).
Jessica then registers for the CSARC Beginner Proficiency Test and managed to pass the assessment. She can then proceeds to register for the Intermediate level.
Matthew is 11 years old and he has been part of his school’s robotics club for 1 year. He will like to attend more LEGO Robotics class with Nullspace. Matthew sat for the Generic Proficiency Test ($50) to ascertain his current skill level. Based on the test it was determined that Matthew has the proficiency to miss the first few lessons, and will only require 3 more Beginner Classes to bridge any misconceptions or lack of knowledge he has.
After Matthew passes the CSARC Beginner Proficiency test he then proceeds to the Intermediate course level.
Jayden completed his required activities for Intermediate level and registers for the CSARC Intermediate Proficiency Test. He did not manage to pass the test on his first attempt. Based on his test performance, it is recommended that he go through 2 additional Intermediate Class activities to reinforce certain skills before attempting the test again.
Jayden manages to pass the test on his second attempt and proceeds to register for the Advanced level.
Students with experience in using LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime can sit for our Placement Test to gauge their current skill level. This enables us to better slot them in at a suitable level, so that they will not miss crucial robotic skills.
The Placement Test costs $50 to administer, which can later be used to offset course registration fees. The Placement Test covers theory, programming, and hands-on robot construction. Test is carried out in an open book format, and students may bring along any notes or materials that they might have.
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Computer Science and Robotics Certification
A Course Proficiency Test is administered after the completion of Beginner, Intermediate , and Advanced course levels to ascertain suitability for progression. Certificates will be awarded upon successful passing of the proficiency tests.
Students who have passed our proficiency tests will also receive a digital certificate issued by the Computer Science & Robotics Certification (CSARC™). These digital certificates will be issued via email at the end of each school term.
Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning (C4RL) takes part in approximately 3 robotics competitions in a year.
Students who have completed the Robotics Certificate Programme and have successfully passed the Advanced Proficiency Test will be invited to take part in our competition training programme.
Our competition training programmes are typically held on Saturday / Sunday mornings across our training centre locations.
Recommended Age: 9+
This is an introductory level course for the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime system. This is the foundational LEGO Robotics class for the LEGO® Robotics Certificate Program. Topics covered include graphical based programming and basic motor movement control. Students will explore building autonomous robots with the sensors. Various mini challenges will be tackled at the end of every session.
Recommended Age: 9+
Prerequisite: Pass CSARC Certification Test (Grade 1 / Beginner)
In this course, students will learn about various line tracing algorithms which are commonly utilised in Robotics Competitions and real world applications. Students will also learn how to control line tracing to suit mission objectives. Students will also learn how to build mechanical contraptions to accomplish missions on the playfield.
Recommended Age: 10+
Prerequisite: Pass CSARC Certification Test (Grade 2 / Intermediate)
In this course, students will explore Advanced Programming Blocks in the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime Software. A specially crafted in-house mission will be used to create depth of learning through practice. Students will have to work towards a programmatic and mechanical solution to accomplish multiple objectives under constraints. Students will focus on competition mission practice with Gyro Sensors to allow the robot to navigate the playfield accurately and reliably. Students will have to complete challenges through programming and mechanical solutions.
The SPIKE Prime Foundation lesson is meant to allow for children to try out our SPIKE Prime classes to see if they like it. It also allows us to introduce students to the basic concepts of LEGO SPIKE Prime.
In each course level, there are a set of compulsory course activities and learning objectives to be completed before a student can progress on to the next level.
Based on this curriculum, students will require at least 8 Classes per course level to allow for sufficient time to clear the necessary learning objectives. Some students might learn at a slower pace, and thus we would recommend them to attend more classes before attempting the Proficiency Test.
Students may register for as many Beginner/Intermediate/Advanced Classes as needed to complete the required course activities.
Students may also attempt additional activities beyond the required course activities if they wish to have more practice before progressing to the next level / sitting for the Course Proficiency Test.
Yes, students will have to sit for compulsory course proficiency tests upon completing the course requisites.
Our course proficiency tests are part of the learning experience and allows for students to show what they know and what they can do. They help to identify gaps in a student’s learning and provide information on how we can help them learn better.
In the event students do not pass the Course Proficiency Test, they may be recommended to redo certain course activities before attempting the test again.
With the modular nature of the programme, students are encouraged to learn at their own pace and we do not wish to penalise students for needing more time to master the concepts being taught.
It is recommended for our students to attend the programme at least once a week to ensure that they do not forget the concepts being taught in past sessions.
Students who wish to progress faster may choose to attend multiple sessions in a week. Students who are attending lessons again after a prolonged break are advised to attend an additional Class session as a refresher before progressing with their learning.
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