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 2018-2019 Prospectus Launched - Apply online

We have released our new prospectus for 2018-2019!  Click here to download. Our online applications system is now open. Apply here. There are 55 different courses to choose from including 13 new courses this year.  Our OPEN DAY is Tuesday March 6th.

GTI Concept Hair Salon

Second Year hairdressing students  are operating their "Concept Hair Salon" in Room 21 from 11am to 4pm on Thursdays with a full array of styling and cutting treatments available. For appointments, text  087 6173661. Models are also required for Barbering classes, Thursdays 10am-12pm with free gents' haircuts in Room 21. Text 087 6173661 for appointment or walk ins welcome. First Year Hairdressers are operating on Friday mornings from 9.30am to 12pm with complimentary blow dry treatments available.

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:

Plastic-Free Week Feb 5th - Feb 11th

GTI/GMIT/NUIG Galway Plastic Free Week Challenge, Monday Feb 5th to Friday 11th: please support and save our oceans. MONDAY: NO TO TAKE AWAY COFFEE CUPS. Bring a ‘keep-cup’ or any small mug for your coffee.TUESDAY: NO TO PLASTIC BOTTLED DRINKS. Bring a reusable bottle – the GTI canteen have offered to refill your bottles with water. WEDNESDAY: NO TO PLASTIC SHOPPING BAGS. Bring your own reusable bag to the shops.THURSDAY: NO TO PLASTIC WRAPPED FOOD - LUNCH OR DINNER! Bring a packed lunch or eat in on a real or paper plate. Buy loose fruit/veg etc. instead of plastic wrapped produce.

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 offers Beauty Treatments on the hour starting at 9am and holistic treatments starting on the half hour. All treatments are priced at €10 each. Salon number 085 7324627 and email waxing treatments are available on Thursday 1st March at 1.30pm and 3pm - by appointment only.

GTI Business Student receives an Irish Water Safety Award

Rian Heaney, a Business Studies student at Galway Technical Institute recently received an award from the Irish Water Safety for his recent research. As part of his studies, Rian had a particular interest in helping Irish Water Safety to conduct research that would help to raise awareness about water safety.

European Boxing Win

Galway’s Gabriel Dossen won Ireland’s first medal of the recent European Youth Championships in Turkey.The Olympic BC welterweight won his quarter final in Antalya to add to the World Youth bronze he won in Russia last year. Gabriel is a student of Business Studies this year in Galway Technical Institute. Congratulations Gabriel ( source and

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”.

Furniture Design Class work

GTI Furniture Making & Design students proudly display their applied learning work!
Students made 12 functional working benches for their fellow students and for all who need a sit down during the day!