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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Our annual Open Day takes place in Galway Technical Institute on Tuesday March 3rd from 9am-5pm. All prospective students for 2015-2016, teachers, parents etc. are welcome on the day. Various activities will take place in our nine different departments. Galway Bay FM will be here from 12pm -5pm broadcasting all the events of the day.

GTI Prospectus 2015/2016

Applications for Full time courses 2015/2016 are now open. Click here to apply. Over 40 programmes are available 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

Animation Students Film to Feature at International Film Festival

The Animation and Gaming students of Galway Technical Institute's Christmas film has been selected for screening at the prestigious First Cut! Youth Film Festival. The Film is one of 20 selected from all over the world. GTI’s entry will be screened as part of the new film category specifically for students of Third Level and Further Education Colleges.

Healthy Lifestyles Week

Over 150 students  and staff participated in GTI’s 5km Walk / Run recently from Southpark to Blackrock.

This was one event organised by our Level 6 Sports Development students as part of their ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ week. Other events included BMI testing and advice on healthy eating. Surveys were completed with students to discover their lifestyle and dietary concerns.


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

Ten GTI Soccer students travelled to Glasgow this week where they will be guests of four Premier Division clubs (Glasgow Celtic, Glasgow Rangers, St. Mirren and Kilmarnock).
David Hay, former Celtic player and manager, who also played for Chelsea and Scotland will be hosting the students for two weeks. Five GTI Fashion students are currently on work experience in Santa Cruz, Tenerife working on costumes for the city’s annual carnival.
This work experience is fully funded by the European Commission (Erasmus+)

Societies Day in GTI

The Student Council  organisied a Societies Day in the "GrubHub" in the college on Thursday February 5th from 12pm to 2pm. Students  had the chance to join societies or launch their own new society. Societies include gaming, film and art. 

GTI Gaelic Football Team

GTI Men's Gaelic Football Team played  the HE Independent.ie Championship Semi Final on February 10th in. This competition is also known as the GAA Corn Comhairle Ardoideachais.

They were narrowly beaten by  Limerick CFE .

GTI Soccer team Umbro cup campaign

The GTI soccer team finished their Umbro cup challenge recently after reaching the semi final. Well done to the team and manager Johnny Glynn on a good campaign .Colaiste Stiofan Naofa from Cork won the semi final 3-0. Umbro Cup is the senior cup championship for Irish Colleges.

Safe Arrival Project

GTI is currently engaged in a European-wide collaborative project called the ‘Safe Arrival Project’ the focus of which is to explore and develop an evidence based system to address non-completion levels in education and training.

Media Dept Music Sessions

GTI Media department have recorded a number of music sessions by students. Check out their work here.



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

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.

For all details click on the following link: http://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-dass

Please note fee is paid directly to UCC

Poise Salon in GTI

Poise Salon (run by first year Beauty and Health Science students) will operate every Friday until Easter. Second year beauticians will run a salon on Mondays until February 23rd. Beauty treatments on offer on Fridays include: manicure, pedicure, facial and make-up application. Treatments on offer on Mondays are full body massages including Indian head massage or facials which include a cleanse, exfoliation, brow shape, massage, mask, hot towels and hand and arm massage. Beauty appointment times are 9.00, 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00 on Fridays and 915 and 11.15 on Mondays.
Health Science treatments on offer include: reflexology and back massage.
Health Science appointment times on Fridays are 9.30, 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30

Soccer News and Achievements

Congratulations to Level 5 soccer student, Kevin Horgan, who has been selected for a trial with the Irish Colleges team for 2015. 
Also 28 GTI soccer students recently completed the “Kickstart 2” coaching course delivered by the FAI. Many of the students will now go on to complete the Youth Certificate which is a highly sought after coaching qualification.

GTI Student Captains All Ireland Winning GRETB Hurling Team

The GRETB hurlers which comprises of students from Galway Technical Institute and Galway Community College won the Independent.ie GAA Higher Education All Ireland Freshers Hurling Colleges Final recently. They beat a combined Cork Colleges team in a thrilling final at University of Limerick on a scoreline of   2-12 to 1-6. The GTI panel members were : Joe Mooney (Captain), Mike Fahy, Ronan Brennan, Noel McDonagh,Conor Whyte, Declan Cronin,Colin Hansbury, Keith Callinan, Paraic Hannon, Glen Costello, Eric Conway,David Mangan, Jarlath Mannion, Packie Garvey and Sean Dunne.

Concept Hair Salon

Concept Hair Salon is open every Thursday. Appointments may be made for times between 11am and  3pm in GTI Room 21. A wide range of professional hair care treatments and services are available at very reasonable prices including:

  • Blowdry €5
  • Ladies and Gents cut €5
  • Highlights from €20
  • Colour from €10

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