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I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Professional Cookery

Course Code(s):  6M2099
QQI Award Code:  6M2099 Professional Cookery
Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level
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Course overview

Course Code 6M2099
QQI Award Code 6M2099 Professional Cookery
Award National Framework of Qualifications level

Course Description

This course is aimed at students with a passion for food, who wish to enhance their creativity and food preparation skills. It is designed to enable students to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and competence in professional cookery, integrating theory and practice with an industrial work placement.

What will you Study?

This course is aimed at students with a passion for food, who wish to enhance their creativity and food preparation skills. It is designed to enable students to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and competence in professional cookery, integrating theory and practice with an industrial work placement.

Work Practice 6N1947

Culinary Food Safety Management 6N0641

Culinary Techniques 6N0642

Gastronomy 6N0647

Hospitality Business Systems 6N0650

International Cuisines 5N0632

Menu Design & Applied Nutrition 6N2097

Pastry, Baking & Desserts 6N2096

Producing a Culinary Event 6N0657
Important Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands. Almost all PLC courses have a Work Experience module, which requires students to find their own placement in an area directly related to their course.

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Related Career Sectors

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Tourism & Hospitality
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