Galway Technical Institute

Full-Time Courses

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


Part-Time Courses

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 App competition winner

Congratulations to Emily Murphy who won the App Competition and received an iPad worth €350. She was presented with her prize by Principal Geraldine Gibbons.  For those that did not enter the competition, you may still  download the GTI App ( search for Galway Technical Institute App) from App store or  This is a fantastic communication tool to find out GTI news and to apply for courses for 2018-2019.


GTI 2018-2019 Prospectus Launched - Apply online

We have released our new prospectus for 2018-2019.  Download here. Our online applications system is now open. Apply here. Application is free and changes to applications are free. Closing date for applications for first round interviews is Friday, 4th May 2pm.

Fashion Department News

Three talented GTI fashion students have been selected to represent the college in the upcoming Irish Fashion Innovation Awards taking place at The Radisson Hotel on 22 March. This prestigious event is often described as "The Fashion Oscars". Showcasing the highest expression of creativity from the most innovative designers in Ireland, the event is a must for all fashion enthusiasts. Natallia Huchek, Sarah Jayne Ridge, Stephanie Gibbons - all students at GTI Fashion Department. GTI Fashion Fiesta will take place the week of April 23rd.

Health Promotion Week

Second Year Holistic Health Students recently worked at the Bons Secour Hospital, Renmore, Galway City as part of Health Promotion Week. They were able to applly their skill set in a real world setting. 

Erasmus+ Work Placements

As part of Erasmus+ Placement and in assoication with Leargas and the EU Commission,  21 GTI students  are on placement in Finland (Helsinki, Pori & Raahe) and Spain (Madrid and Tenerife) in February 2018. Check on their progress by visiting the links below:

Launch of Pathway Guide to NUIG for QQI graduates

NUI Galway launched its Pathways Guide to higher education for Further Education graduates today at GTI. This will see an increase from 60 to 170 places in undergraduate programmes for those progressing from FE QQI Programmes. Some courses may require either a Level 5 or Level 6 QQI award with five distinctions. Find out more at or 

Poise Salon

The  salon run by First Year Beauty and Health Science students every Friday has now closed for this college year. Poise Salon would like to thank its wonderful students who made this Applied Learning Project such a huge success this year. Students developed key skills in Customer Care, Beauty and Hair Treatments, Holistic Massage, Reflexology, After Care Service Skills and Professional Client Communication Skills.

Technology Enhanced Learning

Students and teachers in GTI are using our new iPad Pros in the Art, Beauty & Hairdressing departments for technology enhanced learning. SOLAS have a strategy for Technology-Enhanced Learning in Further Education and Training 2016-2019 and in this strategy Technology-Enhanced Learning is defined as “Using Technology to Facilitate and Support Innovative Teaching and Learning Practices”.

Part-time Evening Courses October-December 2017

Part-time evening courses commenced early October for the Autumn term. Courses run on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday evenings. Learners will have opportunities to upskill by partaking in courses with QQI certification or take courses which have a social or personal interest. Check out the full range of courses here. Enrolment for Spring term will begin in December.

Visiting Erasmus+ students from Madrid

Well done to the visiting Erasmus+ students from Madrid who have just completed a very successful Healthcare work placement with elderly clients at St Marys Residential Care Centre in Shantalla Road, Galway City. Picture shows the students with GTI Healthcare Teacher, Ann Jennings. Students from Healthcare courses in GTI will travel later in the year to Madrid for work placements.