Further Education at GTI :: 2018-2019

Electronic Technology CELTX

This course is currently CLOSED, and no further applications are being accepted. The course may re-open at some future point; in the meantime, please choose an alternative course.

Electronics and Information Technology industries are predicted to develop strongly worldwide. This qualification allows you to progress to suitable courses in the Third Level sector or you may choose to develop your skills further in suitable employment.

This course is designed to
  • Provide students with a practical grounding in the skills required for employment in technology-oriented industries.

  • Provide students with sufficient training and knowledge for progression to engineering/science courses in the institutes of technology

  • Provide an opportunity for students to evaluate what career direction they wish to pursue and to assess various aspects of electronics in order to make informed career choices.

entry Requirements
  • Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied, or equivalent.

  • Interview

  • Mature applicants welcome

  • Electronics Analogue
  • Electronics Digital
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Architecture & Systems
  • Work Experience
  • Computer Aided Draughting
  • Control Systems
  • Communications
  • Safety and Health at Work

QQI Level 5 Electronic Technology Award (CELTX)


Learners may also have the opportunity to study Maths as an extra module.

How the course is taught

GTI has developed a style of teaching to meet the demands of a diverse community of learners.

  • We make extensive use of advanced multimedia and internet based technologies to bring subject matter to life and to ensure effective learning.

  • We provide learning supports that are tailored to the needs of individual learners.

  • Mathematics is given special mention, with use of traditional and innovative methods to ensure students attain a degree of proficiency for progression to institutes of technology.

  • Learners undertake a range of skills demonstrations, assignments and project based learning.

Progression to Higher Education

Successful completion of this level 5 award may lead to entry to the following courses.

  • GTI Electronic Technician Level 6 conditions apply

Progression to all GMIT courses apart from Nursing.

The following are the most relevant:

  • GY206 Science Level 8. 5 modules at Distinction Grade. The qualification must include distinctions in: Level 5 Maths and 3 of the following C20012, C20016, C20018

  • All other IoTs Most courses Level 6/7/8 Conditions apply

The most up-to-date information on Higher Education Links at the CAO website

Click here for details of CAO Requirements Lookup

Career Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this course may pursue careers in a wide variety of organisations such as appliance repair and installation, equipment servicing and factory operations.

  • Student Services Fee: €250
  • DES Programme Participation Contribution: €200
  • QQI Examination Fees: €50

TOTAL: €500


This is a full-time one-year course and runs from September to May.

Adult Education

Full-time registered students of GTI may access a range of adult education courses at a reduced fee.

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Please Note

GTI reserves the right to make changes in any course, to limit the number of places available or to withdraw a course. No part of this information shall be deemed to form a contract between the Institute and a student or third party.

Student Testimonials

Name:Ian Bennett Current position: Electronic Design Engineer GTI graduate:2007 GTI Course:Electronics technology.

Why did you choose GTI Electronics course? The Electronic Technology Course in GTI opened a lot of doors for me and proved a good grounding in Electronics, and have to say John was an excellent tutor and mentor along with the other staff. I did the course because I enjoyed fixing electronics circuits, But I did not have any prior education and I knew I was lacking, Also because I was a mature student it strengthened my application for a degree course in 3rd level. I graduated from GTI in 2007 and pursued my career further in GMIT doing a B.Eng in computer and Electronic Eng. What were the benefits to you in doing this course? In industry today A qualification will encourage employers to read your CV and then they look at industry experience and then length of time in industry. Maths was a weak subject for me but didn't put me off, "Rise to the challenge" To this day I still used "Success in Electronics" which was the book John recommended for the course.

Name:Conor Varley Current position: Physics & Instrumentation Student
GTI graduate:2013 GTI Course:Electronics technology.

Why did you choose GTI Electronics course? I choose Electronics at GTI because it takes a very hands on approach to electronics . I choose GTI in particular because it has an excellent reputation as a stepping stone to GMIT & further afield. What were the benefits to you in doing this course? I really enjoyed my time at GTI, Its a very practical based course which suited me. The teachers are always willing to help out & guide you. I really enjoyed Both the electronic modules. I found the skills I learned at GTI a massive help in my current studies.

Name:James Gleeson Current position: Final Year B. Eng(Honours) Computer and Electronic Engineering Student at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
GTI graduate:2010 GTI Course:Electronics technology. Why did you choose GTI Electronics course? I worked in the construction industry for over ten years, but I always had an interest in electronics and technology. Due to to economic downturn in the economy, I became unemployed. I took this as a chance to pursue a career in electronics. As a mature student, this course seemed like starting point to get the ball rolling. What were the benefits to you in doing this course? The wide variety of modules helped me to develop a good understanding of electronic principles and theory. This gave me an opportunity to further my education and gained me a place on my present degree course.

Name: Irene Simfia Current position: PhD Researcher in Biomedical Engineering, NUI Galway GTI graduate: 2010 GTI Course: Electronics technology. Why did you choose GTI Electronics course? What were the benefits to you in doing this course? I chose this course to enhance my practical skills in electronics which would help in my projects during Engineering later on. The location of the institute within the city was very convenient as well. The course included all the elements that would help me achieving realistic goals. The course was very well structured to enhance the interpersonal as well as professional skills in students. For example, writing reports and giving presentations enhanced my communication skills whereas individual and team projects positively influenced my independent-working and leadership skills. The course was extremely useful in preparing me for getting into higher education in University. It added a great extent to my limited knowledge of electronics (hardware and software) and computing. It opened several doors to get into Engineering. Thanks to helpful and motivating staff at GTI for what I learned from them I could use for undergraduate level degree and currently while pursuing my PhD in Biomedical Engineering.​