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.


Level 3 Restrictions

As the country moves to Level 3, GTI can now facilitate additional learners onsite to support curriculum delivery in line with Minister Harris's statement of 27/11/2020

The health and safety of students, learners and staff must always come first and we will adapt as the situation changes, in line with public health advice. Every effort must continue to facilitate social distancing and limit congregation, adhering closely to the guidance of safeguarding everyone's health and safety.  There is now greater opportunity to provide increasing levels of small group learning, 

Santa Hat Swim for Charity!

The Christmas spirit is alive in GTI!  Hairdressing students and their teacher Eileen Robinson completed a swim for charity in Galway Bay on Monday November 30th (Group 1) and Wednesday December 2nd (Group 2). The swim was in aid of Jigsaw Galway, a charity that provides free confidential support for mental health and wellbeing for young people aged 15-25. Donations can be made at until December 11th.

Full-time Registered Students

Check our COVID-19 Information PagePlease log into your Student GRETB email account ( or refresh it daily here.  Please log into Moodle (online learning tool) or refresh it daily here. See helpsheet here.

COVID-19 Notice for Visitors

GTI buildings and carparks remain closed to the public except by appointment.   Visitors must contact reception in advance and book an appointment time.Telephone  091 581342 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday or email queries to: GTI Visitor Form must be completed before entering the premises. Visitor log must be completed to facilitate contact tracing. Face coverings must be worn and hand sanitising protocols observed.

Student Finance for 2020/21

SUSI  applications system is open for applications. For all queries relating to maintenance grants and student finance information, see or the Student Universal Support Ireland website

Centre of Excellence Award from Dermalogica

GTI Beauty Therapy Department is proud to announce that it has been awarded a Centre of Excellence status by Dermalogica, one of the world's leading specialists in skin analysis and beauty treatments. This award enhances our GTI student profile at the college as they progress in their careers, certified by international bodies such as ITEC, CIBTAC and CIDESCO. 

European Skills Week

As part of 𝗘𝘂𝗿𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗻 𝗩𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗸𝗶𝗹𝗹𝘀 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸 (9th-13th November), GTI celebrates being involved in a broad range of invaluable Erasmus+ projects and experiences over the last decade. These projects have enabled our students and staff tofoster inclusion and develop creativity and innovation in their teaching & learning, whilst building key vocational skills.

College Awareness Week

GTI held a series of virtual events during college awareness week 23rd -27th November. The college connected with third level institutes and explored options for present students. Watch this space for further updates and our social media sites facebookinstagram and twitter #GTIGalway.

Joint Application System for FE and HE Being Considered by Minister

Minister Simon Harris is considering a joint application system for further education and third level options for students. This would recognise the further education sector as a viable option for training and education and a complement to higher education. See full article here 5/11/20 Irish Times.

Practical Classes with safety control measures

GTI hairdressing and beauty classes are learning new techniques and skills while using safety control measures for COVID-19 including social distancing, use of PPE, sanitising of equipment and hand sanitising. Year Two hairdressing students have worked on new hairstyles developing their styling and colouring techniques. Year Two beauty students have performed skin cleansing analysis and massage techniques as part of their course work. Students are building their confidence and skills while safely carrying out their tasks.