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.


European Vocational Skills Week - Celebrations

This week, GTI is celebrating ten years of being involved in Erasmus+ projects. Over this time the college has had the opportunity to work on inspirational projects. They have enabled students and staff to develop key vocational skills, cultural awareness, along with an understanding of European education systems and industry awareness. GTI has enjoyed working with all the European partners, Leargas, GRETB, and the EU Commission in developing these opportunities for the organisation, staff and students.


Galway Technical Institute are running a number of events for College Awareness Week - 19th to 24th November. Events include Societies Day, Fire Safety Training, Third Level Education Talks and an Open Salon in Concepts Hair Salon and Poise Beauty Salon. Proceeds from the salons are going to the charity Jigsaw. A series of events that will promote healthy lifestyles will also take place.


Patrick Hoban, is a former GTI level 5 and level 6 soccer student. He has recently won the double with Dundalk FC  -  the club are the National League winners and Cup winners this season in the Premier Divison.

Patrick was also the leading goalscorer in the country this season. Congratulations Patrick! In further news, the GTI soccer team recently beat Blanchardstown IT and are now into the quarter final of the colleges cup competition. Well done to coach Johnny Glynn and the team.

Music Department Performances

Our talented students from the Music Performance and Production programme recently performed at The Crane Bar. The event gave students the opportunity to perform live, and was organised as part of their course requirements. It forms one of five gigs that they will perform throughout the year. Pictured is Music Performance and Production student, Joseph Cawe.

Beauty Department News

GTI Year Two Beauty students are extremely lucky to be the only college in the world to stock Voya products and obtain professional training with the Dermalogica brand. Students recently enjoyed a visit to the Galmont Spa and teachers were delighted to see a number of GTI past students working there. GTI are hoping to maintain the strong industrial links with the Galmont Spa, with a number of work placements secured for this year. Pictured are students Rachel Walsh, Tina Kilgarriff,  Daisy Roderiguez with the Voya representative Sharon Tighe.

Golden G Awards

Film & Animation graduates from the GTI Media Department attended the annual GTI Golden G Awards recently. The showcase allowed the students the opportunity to screen their fantastic film & animation work on the big screen at the PALAS cinema. Well done to all our talented students and we look forward to seeing more of your creative work in the future. 🎥🎞️📽️🎬 .

Download the GTI App

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 for past, present and prospective students.


Erasmus+ Work Placements

As part of the Erasmus+  Work Placements and in association with Léargas and the EU Commission, Students from the Sports Department will travel in October to Glasgow for work placement.

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 

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”.