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.


Fashion Showcase

GTI 's annual Fashion Showcase will take place April 24th-26th. On Tuesday, April 24th GTI fashion models will feature in the "Live Window" in Anthony Ryan's on Shop Street from 12 to 3pm. On Thursday April 26th the now famous "Model Walk" will take place from GTI to Edward Square between 5pm and 6pm.

GTI App competition winner

Congratulations to Emily Murphy who won the App Competition and received an iPad worth €350. She was presented with her prize by Principal Geraldine Gibbons.  For those that did not enter the competition, you may still  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 and to apply for courses for 2018-2019.


GTI 2018-2019 Prospectus Launched - Apply online

We have released our new prospectus for 2018-2019.  Download here. Our online applications system is now open. Apply here. Application is free and changes to applications are free. Closing date for applications for first round interviews is Friday, 4th May 2pm.

Health Promotion Week

Second Year Holistic Health Students recently worked at the Bons Secour Hospital, Renmore, Galway City as part of Health Promotion Week. They were able to apply their Holistic Massage skill set in a real work setting. 

Erasmus+ Work Placements

As part of the Erasmus+  Work Placements and in association with Léargas and the EU Commission:  In April, 10 students are on placements in Tenerife: 4 from Health Science, 2 from Hairdressing and Beauty, 3 from Emergency Care Services and 1 from Security Services. There are 6 students from Information Technology Department in Poland, 5 from Nursing Studies in Sweden and 5 from Information Technoloygy and Office Adminstration in Portugal.

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 

Beauty students donation to Marie Keating Foundation

Over €700 was donated to the Marie Keating Foundation as part of the Poise Salon charity day. The Marie Keating Foundation had a variety of Lifestyle workshops during the academic year to the Beauty and Massage Classes. The  salon run by First Year Beauty and Health Science students every Friday has now closed for this college year. Poise Salon would like to thank its wonderful students who made this Applied Learning Project such a huge success this year.

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”.

GTI Concept Hair Salon

Second Year and First Year hairdressing students  have now ceased operating their "Concept Hair Salon" in for this school year. The staff and students would like to thank all their customers and look forward to next year.

GTI Programmes & Services

Click on the link to see all that GTI has to offer from the learners' perspective.