National Robotics Competition Training (NRC) - 30hrs STEAM Engine Package

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Competition Training for National Robotics Competition (NRC)

Not part of the school team? Don't fret! Join us at STEAM Engine and form a team with new friends.

Our coordinator will contact you if there are other similar aged students who can be part of your child's team.

Our STEAM Engine team will prepare you for the annual National Robotics Competition and help you find team members.

  • Direct School Admissions-Recognised (DSA)
  • Exposure to Local Talent

Direct School Admissions-Recognised (DSA)

The National Robotics Competition (NRC) is the largest local robotics competition event in Singapore that spans across different age groups, from 5 to 18 years old. It is a prestigious competition that is recognised and remains a staple for DSA applications. Students can participate in different competitive events that uses different robotics systems and sets under the NRC such as KUBO Robotics, Arduino Education, LEGO Education and more. Each season starts in May and ends in September the same year. 

Certificates of participation & Awards from NRC are internationally recognized and good to have in the portfolio for Direct School Admission (DSA) or other Scholarship applications.

Exposure to Local Talent

Every year, schools in Singapore will send their best teams to compete in the event. Participants will get to meet and befriend local talent in robotics. Teams will also be exposed to others' strategies and gain priceless experience.

The competition allows our local talent to build confidence in order to compete internationally one day. 

NRC Preschool Preparatory Course for Children 4 to 6 years old

The robotics course offered by STEAM Engine is specially designed to introduce young learners aged 4 to 6 years to the exciting world of robotics and prepare them for the National Robotics Competition Pre School Category using the KUBO Robotics Set. 

* Take note that your child has to be at least 5 years old as of 30th Aug 2023 to qualify for the competition

NRC Primary Preparatory Course for Children 7 to 12 years old

The robotics course offered by STEAM Engine is designed to prepare young teams of students for the National Robotics Competition Primary School Category.

NRC Secondary Preparatory Course for Children 13 to 16 years old

The robotics course offered by STEAM Engine is the perfect platform to prepare young and ambitious teams  for the highly competitive National Robotics Competition Secondary School Category.

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Brief Synopsis of first 5 sessions (For Primary)

New Team
(SPIKE Essential Training Set)

Returning Team
(WeDo 2.0 Training Set/SPIKE Essential Training Set)

Session 1

  • Introduction to the LEGO Education SPIKE Essential robot
  • Introduction to Motors
  • Icebreaker Activities with Team Members
  • Introduction to NRC Theme
  • Brainstorming and Initial Research on Shortlisted Presentation Topics
  • Icebreaker Activities with Team Members

Session 2

  • Introduction to Sensors
  • Continuation of Presentation Topic Research

Session 3

  • Introduction to Coding Techniques
  • Designing Robot Model

Session 4

  • Introduction to Event, Competition Rules and Challenges
  • Introduction to Theme
  • Brainstorming and Initial Research on Shortlisted Presentation Topics
  • Testing & Refining of Robot Model Part 1

Session 5

  • Continuation of Presentation Topic Research
  • Testing & Refining of Robot Model Part 2

Activities for Additional Sessions

  • Refresher Course on Robot of Choice
    • Problem Solving Techniques
    • Computational Thinking Pillars
  • Brainstorm, Design & Construction of Robot with Base & Attachments
    • Agile Building Technique: Design, Build, Test, Assess
  • Competition Simulation: Efficiency Programming with Virtual Robots
    • Focus on Assigned Missions
  • Reflection, Reconstruction & Improvisation  of Robot
  • Setting up Playfield: Prop Building & Mission Preparation
  • Presentation Preparation: Props, Slides and Presentation Practice

NRC Categories (2023)

1. NRC Preschool Category (KUBO) 
Age: 5 - 6 years old 

2. NRC Lower Primary (SPIKE ESSENTIAL/WEDO 2.0) 
Age: 7 - 9 years old 

3. NRC Upper Primary (SPIKE PRIME/ EV3) 
Age: 9 - 12 years old 

4. NRC Secondary (SPIKE PRIME/EV3) 
Age: 12 - 17 years old 

5. NRC AI MAKER SERIES - Primary (Quarky) 
Age: 7 - 9 years old 

6. NRC AI MAKER SERIES - Secondary (Quarky) 
Age: 12 - 17 years old   

For more information on the 2023 Season details, head over to

All Packages Include

No.  Item Description
1. Engineering Journal
To record learning experience, reflections & competition strategy
2.  Coach Fees Each team will train with one coach

Rental of Training Kits and

WeDo 2.0/SPIKE Essential/SPIKE Prime/EV3 Sets/Competition Table etc.

For onsite training only.

In case of Home-Based Learning emergencies, loan sets of robotic sets will be delivered to participants' homes.

4.  Competition Fee Fee will be split between number of students
5.  Craft materials for Competition Presentation Such as trifold presentation board for FLL Explore, stationery, etc
6. Printed Certificates of Completion by STEAM Engine This certificate is separate from the Certificate of Participation of the actual competition
7. Booking slot of Training Venue Duck Learning Training Room

Address: 240 MacPherson Road, Pines Industrial Building, #03-01, S348574

Package Pricing

 Package A Package B
  • 30 hours
  • 15 Lessons (2hrs/lesson)
  • Includes training, registration & materials

  Price: $1200 (Full Payment or installments

  • 20 hours
  • Compulsory 10 Lessons (2hrs/lesson)
  • Includes training, registration & materials

Price: $700 

Every Subsequent 10 Hours: $350 (5 lessons)

Every Subsequent 2 hours: $70.00 (1 lesson)

For more info, Whatsapp our STEAM Engine operator at 9822 5921.

STEAM Engine is a learning centre by Duck Learning Singapore.

Duck Learning Singapore is the official Singapore partner of LEGO Education.

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