Full-time courses

Full-time FETAC-certified day courses in business, health, beauty, computing, engineering, art/design, and sport/leisure.

Part-time courses

Part-time evening courses in a wide range of areas.

School of Music

The School of Music at GTI offers instrumental as well as theory classes.

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Registration For New Students Academic Year 2015 - 2016

Registration for new students who have been offered places for this year and paid the registration fee will take place from Wednesday September 2nd to Friday September 4th. Exact times for registration and classes will be emailed/ texted to students. See Galway Technical Institute Facebook page for registration times also.
FETAC Level 5 Programme classes will commence from Monday September 7th.
FETAC Level 6 Programme classes will commence on Monday September 14th.

Apply now for GTI Full time courses 2015/2016

Final applications may be made here for courses in art, fashion, construction and civil engineering, IT, hairdressing and health sciences.  Over 40 programmes exist in Business, IT & Computing, Technology – Design & Engineering, Media, Art & Design, Fashion, Hairdressing & Beauty, Applied Health & Social Sciences and Sport. Our prospectus is available to read online here

UCC Diploma in Autism Studies at GTI [Part-Time] September 2015

GTI is very proud to announce a new and exciting collaboration with UCC in the provision of a course entitled: Autism Spectrum Studies. This one/two year programme will help the learner to develop the key skills and knowledge for working with people who live with autism.

Please note fee is paid directly to UCC.

Visit: https://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-daus/

New Part-Time Education courses

Applications are now taking place for GTI's part-time education courses commencing week of 28th September.
Option 1 Apply online at www.gti.ie/parttime
Option 2 Registration and payment at GTI from 10am - 4.30pm Mon - Fri. Credit/Debit Card or Postal Order made payable to GRETB.
Option 3 Payment will also be taken at GTI on Saturday, 19th September 2015 from 10am to 2pm.

For further information email gtiadulted@gretb.ie

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To login in to your account please click on the red Apply button under Full Time courses. You will find the Applicant Login at the top right hand corner of this page.

Safe Arrival Project

GTI is involved in a European project to assess why students may leave full time education early and what factors will assist students to complete their courses. Click on the link below to view details of GTI's engagement in the Safe Arrival Project.




GTI Programmes & Services

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Chinese Language Classes

Principal Geraldine Gibbons pictured along with Paula Breathnach (Teacher) presenting a piece of Galway Crystal to Chinese teacher Michelle Feng Yanxue in appreciation for her contribution in promoting Chinese teaching and learning at GTI.  This year GTI initiated the first Chinese language classes for our Level 6 Art Drawing & Visual Inquiry and Advanced Certificate in Business Management students.  These classes were provided by the Irish Institute of Chinese Studies through UCC Confucius Institute.  One of our Art students was afforded the opportunity of a two week fun

GTI Teacher Exchange to Italy

Teachers from Galway Technical Institute  (GTI) recently participated in a one week exchange to Northern Italy from April 5th to April 11th. Six teachers from various departments of the GTI college were hosted by the Tempo Libero social co-operative in the city of Brescia. The trip was part of the Lifelong Learning  Programme  - Leonardo da Vinci Mobility. This is funded by the EU Commission and managed by Leargas in Ireland. The trip offered an opportunity for the professional development of teachers. Picture shows GTI teachers with Mauro Guaschi of host organisation and Massimo Ziletti Secretary General of the Brescia Chamber of Commerce.

GTI Fashion Dept News

Jessica Buckley and Barbara Ann Joyce, two Fashion Design students went to London recently with their teacher Helen Garvey.  They  visited the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. They went fabric shopping and to visit Tate modern gallery  and the Fashion & Textile museum.

Congratulations to four past pupils who have their 3rd year Textile Exhibition in GMIT in May also.

GTI Security student one of first new Garda graduates

Former GTI Security Studies student Mark Quinn was one of the first new Garda graduates at Templemore recently. Mark studied the FETAC/QQI Level 5 Security Studies course and Level 6 Security Operations and Administration course two years ago. He is pictured here with Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan and Minister for Justice and Equality Frances Fitzgerald.

GTI Film and Media Awards May 20th

The Film & Animation students at GTI  honored their best and brightest at the Golden Brick Film & Animation Award Show at the Eye Cinema, Theatre 2, on Wednesday, May 20th. To sample of films shown, click here to see Youtube video.

GTI Art and Design Exhibitions May 21st-28th

The Art and Design End of Year Exhibition took place from Thursday, 21st May to May 28th. Photo shows left to right James Corbett GMIT, Seamus Lyons GTI, Mark Sessions Student GTI, Geraldine Gibbons Principal GTI, John Keaveney GTI, and Jerry Keady GTI.

• Furniture  Design exhibition at GTI  main building was opened by guest speaker James Corbett, Letterfrack Furniture College
• Art Portfolio Preparation and Drawing and Visual Inquiry was opened in the Dominican Hall with guest speaker James C Harrold.


GTI Fashion Fiesta Showcase April 20th - 23rd

GTI Fashion Fiesta showcase 2015 opened on Monday 20 April with an exhibition of Photoshoots and Designs at BORN, Newtownsmith in the stylish surrounds of one of Galway's most glamorous shops.   Tuesday April 21 saw Galway's shop windows come alive with a series of  “Live” windows in Anthony Ryans Shop Street and  Glitsy Bitz, Eyre Square Centre with spectacular movie themed displays. The models in the windows wore creations by talented GTI Fashion Students. The theme of GTI Fashion Fiesta Showcase this year was “THE MOVIES”, inspired by Galway's involvement with UNESCO. The GTI annual Fashion Show, which put the spotlight on the unique creations of new generation emerging GTI Fashion Student talent, took place in The Main Campus of GTI at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 April. To view highlights of the Fiesta, please click here.

GRETB hurlers win All Ireland Colleges Fergal Maher Cup

Congratulations to the GRETB hurling team (made up of students from Galway Technical Institute and Galway Community College) who made history this weekend in winning the Fergal Maher Cup. At the Fitzgibbon weekend hosted in the Institute of Technology Limerick, GRETB beat Institute of Technology Sligo in the Semi-Finals and Cork Colleges of Further Education in the Final. Click here to see full story .

Success For Soccer Students

Congratulations to 3 GTI soccer players who have been selected for Irish international squads.

Jason Murphy, Level 6 Sports Development and Kevin Horgan, Level 5 Soccer  Skills have been selected  for the Irish Colleges squad who will play representative games over the next few months.

Shane Hulgraine, Level 5 Soccer Skills has been selected in the Irish home based under 18 squad and will travel to Wales with the squad.

Erasmus+ EU Work Experience

Students have completed  a number of European work experience placements at Easter. This involved attending language and cultural classes before the trips. In total 100 students from GTI  travelled on work experience this year to France, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Poland, Scotland and Turkey. This work experience is fully funded by Erasmus + by Leargas on behalf of the European Commission.

Student Finance

For all queries relating to maintenance grants and student finance information, see www.studentfinance.ie or the Student Universal Support Ireland website  www.susi.ie

For students applying for BTEA & VTOS grants see the link below to download application forms