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.


Midterm Break February 2020

Galway Technical Institute will be on Midterm break from Monday February 17th to Friday February 21st. Classes will resume on Monday February 24th.


The application system for GTI full time courses for 2020-2021 is now open here. With over 50 QQI courses to apply for, there is sure to be a course for you. See terms and conditions hereOur Annual Open Day will take place on Tuesday 3rd March 9am-4pm. Applications are open until 1st May. Interviews will take place week of 18th May. The applications system will reopen on June 8th with further interviews for available places during the week of August 31st.

Erasmus+ Work Placements

GTI Student work experience placements with Erasmus+ have begun this term. Students from the Fashion Department are working on costumes for the world's second biggest carnival in Tenerife. Students from our Art Department (Drawing and Visual Inquiry course) are in Finland. During this time the students will develop a range of new art skills and techniques, building confidence and independence, along with exploring Finland's inspiring art & design culture.

Health and Safety Training for Nursing Students

Nursing students recently took part in a Health and Safety  simulation class. They had the opportunity to learn about infection protection and control, use of personal protective equipment, as well as  receiving practical training for biological hazards.Find out more about advice for students regarding the Coronavirus here.

GTI Soccer Team

GTI Soccer Team are through to the league semi final after winning their quarter final game against Waterford IT 4-2 recently. Goals came from Jordan Carr, Oran O'Reilly and Ryan Burke. Well done to team and coaches.

Beauty Students fundraiser for Galway Hospice

Beauty Sales Advisor class are offering facial treatments, as part of the Poise salon, to improve their skill base and gain practical experience. Donations accepted and proceeds are going to Galway Hospice. Poise salon will open this Friday February 7th and is fully booked.

Nursing Students visit NUIG

As part of the GTI Nursing Studies course, students and teachers visited the excellent teaching and learning facilities in the Nursing & Midwifery Department of NUIG recently. The group was hosted by Marion O Regan  and some of her colleagues. After a talk on the undergraduate Nursing programmes available ( Midwifery, Psychiatric and General), they had an opportunity to ask questions and were taken on a tour of the well-equipped  nursing skills labs. 

Beauty Students in Erasmus+ KA2 Competition

A new Erasmus KA2 project focusing on skills will involve GTI Beauty students. The  students will compete with others from Iceland and Finland in March 2020. Four of our students have been selected and during the competition they will perform facials, massages and manicure treatments.  Over the five days they will act as judge, client, assistant and therapist. The second part of the competition will take part in Iceland in October 2020 and the final part will be held in Ireland in March 2021.This is a new and exciting element to our popular and demanding Beauty department work.

GTI Sports/Holistic Massage

GTI Sports and Physical Therapy students are offering free Sports/Holistic massage to the public at 10-11am or 12pm-1pm on Tuesday mornings in Room 11. Email for an appointment. 

GTI Poise Salon Waxing Treatments

GTI Beauty students are offering a range of free Wax treatments. These treatments are available on Thursdays from 1230pm to 3:30pm in GTI's Poise Salon. Patch tests are required 24 hours prior to treatments being carried out. Please email for an appointment.