Applications are still being taken during the month of September for limited places on many of our one year full-time courses. Application is free and you may apply for up to three QQI Level 5 or 6 courses here. There are over 50 courses to choose from so there is sure to be a course for you.
Full-time QQI-certified day courses in business, health, beauty, computing, engineering, art/design, and sport/leisure.
Part-time QQI-certified courses in Applied Health & Social Sciences, Art & Design, Business, Media, Fashion, Hairdressing & Beauty, Computing & Engineering and Sport & General Studies.
School of Music
The School of Music at GTI offers instrumental as well as theory classes.
GTI welcomed its first Erasmus students to Galway for this academic year. 4 students from IES Jaime Ferran Clua Vocational School in Madrid will participate in a healthcare vocational placement, developing key skills in the care of elderly clients. It is their first time to Galway and we are thankful to Rushmore Nursing Home and Coral Haven Nursing Home for facilitating the traineeships. Erasmus Plus offers a unique learning opportunity to students who wish to enhance their learning in a European context.
Courses at GTI can provide a direct route to third level with approximately 60% of students being offered a place in colleges including NUIG, GMIT, AIT, LIT & IT Sligo. For example, students from our QQI Level 5 Legal Studies course, which had its first graduates this year, secured places in Law at NUIG, Law and Human Rights at NUIG and Law at UCD.
Our Annual End of Year Art and Design Exhibition took place from May 24th - May 28th. The opening reception was held at GTI with guest speaker artist and writer Meadhbh McNutt, Co-Director at 126 Gallery and Recipient of 2016 Aesthetics & Art Theory Award from Kingston University London. The exhibition featured work from Art/Animation/Furniture students at Level 5 and 6.
GTI Care Team hosted a Student Self Care event at GTI on April 3rd. The main activities took place at Grubhub canteen and we are very grateful to students, GTI care team and all staff who generously gave of their time and resources at such a busy time at GTI. Guest speakers talked to students about self care, stress management and techniques to cope with life's challenges. Level 6 Sports students have produced an excellent booklet entitled 'A Student Guide for General Health and Well Being' for student use which they distributed.
Our talented fashion students from Level 5 and Level 6 Fashion department along with their dedicated teachers, presented the annual Fashion Showcase on Wednesday and Thursday April 3rd and 4th. On Wednesday April 3rd there was a Live Window display in Anthony Ryan's from 12pm to 3pm showing the students' creative designs. On Thursday, the Fashion showcase took place at 1pm in GTI and at 2pm the Model Walk took place from GTI along Shop Street to Edward Square in lovely sunshine.
Galway Technical Institute (GTI) Open Day was held on Tuesday 5 March. See here for photos of the event. GTI welcomed both school leavers and mature learners who wished to learn about opportunities for retraining or up-skilling. Open Day activities and talks were arranged to show how learning takes place at GTI.
GTI has established work placement links with a number of partner colleges in Europe through its ongoing successful Erasmus Plus projects. Partner countries include Portugal, Poland, Turkey, Spain, France, Finland & Scotland These work placements are fully funded by the EU and offer our students a unique opportunity to develop their cultural and educational expertise while also completing a work placement in their vocational area. Last year, GTI sent approximately 90 learners to Europe as part of GTI’s successful Erasmus Plus initiative.
In a recent article in the Irish Times - Graduates from apprenticeships and Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses are rated as highly as graduates from universities and third-level colleges, according to a major new study.
The findings are contained in a survey of more than 700 employers carried out last year by education authorities, which is due to be published soon.
The Irish Times understands that, overall, satisfaction levels with the quality of higher education graduates, at 86%, and further education and training graduates, at 84%, are virtually neck-and-neck.