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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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

Drumming Workshop for Music Students

A drumming workshop with Eamon Carrick was held with music students from the media department recently. All students enjoyed it and learned a lot. It was very practical and the two hour session was packed with work and fun!

Hairdressing and Beauty News

Students are hosting a charity event for Cancer Care West via the Poise Salon offering a range of Beauty and Holistic treatments on Friday 20th March (fully booked).Students from Hairdressing, Health Science and Beauty were in attendance at the annual Beauty Show in the RDS on Monday 9th March (pictured aside). Second year Hairdressing students also held a very successful fundraising day on Tuesday March 10th for RNLI charity.

GTI Fashion Fiesta Showcase April 20th - 23rd

GTI Fashion Fiesta showcase 2015 opens on Monday 20 April with an exhibition of Photoshoots and Designs at BORN, Newtownsmith which can be viewed until Wednesday 22 at 6pm in the stylish surrounds of one of Galway's most glamorous shops.   Tuesday April 21 sees Galway's shop windows come alive with a series of amazing “Live” windows in Anthony Ryans Shop Street and  Glitsy Bitz, Eyre Square Centre. Expect the unexpected with spectacular movie themed displays. The models in the windows will be wearing creations by talented GTI Fashion Students. The theme of GTI Fashion Fiesta Showcase this year is “THE MOVIES”, inspired by Galway's involvement with UNESCO. The GTI annual Fashion Show, which puts the spotlight on the unique creations of new generation emerging GTI Fashion Student talent, will take place in The Main Campus of GTI at 7.30pm on Thursday 23 April. 

GTI Fashion Students in Irish Fashion Innovation Awards

Three talented GTI students have just been chosen to represent Galway's vibrant student fashion scene in the upcoming Irish Fashion Innovation Awards. Lisa Dooley, Jessica Buckley and Saleha Gulzar (pictured), all Level 5 Fashion Design students at GTI will showcase their creativity in the Student Designer Category of  this prestigious  event which is taking place in The Radisson Hotel on Tuesday 24th March. The Irish Fashion Innovation  Awards  is the only national event for fledgling young designers.

Presentation to GRETB hurlers

Geraldine Gibbons Principal GTI, presenting Jeff Lynskey GRETB Maher Cup Hurling Champions Coach,  with a set of training jerseys sponsored by GTI. Back row L/R Keith Callinan, Packie Garvey, Glen Costello,Joe Mooney, Colin Hansbury Front L/R  Declan Cronin, Principal GTI Geraldine Gibbons, Manager Jeff Lynskey, Conor Whyte.

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 .

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.

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 are preparing for a number of European work experience placements at Easter. This involved language and cultural classes. In total 100 students from GTI will travel 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.

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.  Beauty treatments on offer on Fridays include: manicure, pedicure, facial and make-up application. . Beauty appointment times are 9.00, 10.00, 11.00 and 12.00 on Fridays 
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

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