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 Full-time Course Applications

Click here to download the prospectus for 2018-2019. Click here to apply for courses. Applications  will be accepted until 28th August. Interviews will begin 29th August for courses with available places.  Click here to see terms and conditions. There are 55 different courses with 13 new courses.

Art and Design Exhibition

Galway Technical Institute held their 2018 student exhibition. The exhibition took place at the Dominican Hall beside the Claddagh Church from the 25th to the 30th of May. Students from four groups; Art: Portfolio Preparation QQI Level 5; Drawing & Visual Inquiry QQI Level 6; Animation QQI Level 6 and Furniture Making and Design QQI Level 5 showed the results of their year’s hard work.

Liam McCarthy Cup in GTI

Galway Senior Hurling Manager, Micheál Donoghue, visited GTI with the Liam McCarthy Cup on Monday. Staff and students were delighted and wished Micheál and the team the best of luck in the championship this year. Gaillimh Abú!

Fashion Showcase

GTI 's annual Fashion Showcase took place April 24th-26th. On Tuesday, April 24th GTI fashion models featured in the "Live Window" in Anthony Ryan's on Shop Street from 12 to 3pm. On Thursday April 26th the now famous "Model Walk" took place from GTI to Edward Square between 5pm and 6pm after a fashion show in the Arts Centre involving over 30 models.

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. 

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.


Erasmus+ Work Placements

As part of the Erasmus+  Work Placements and in association with Léargas and the EU Commission: In May, 4 Business Managment students are on placement in Cueta and 4 in Devon. 4 Fashion students are in Grenoble, France.  In April, 10 students were on placements in Tenerife: 4 from Health Science, 2 from Hairdressing and Beauty, 3 from Emergency Care Services and 1 from Security Services. There were 6 students from Information Technology Department in Poland, 5 from Nursing Studies in Sweden and 5 from Information Technology 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 held a variety of Lifestyle workshops during the academic year for 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”.