Galway Technical Institute is a college of further education situated on the west side of Galway city. The college provides QQI Level 5 & 6 courses to many hundreds of learners each year. Courses at GTI are designed to be practical in nature. As such they can be utilised to gain immediate employment, become self-employed or move onwards with further study and higher education.
The applied learning approach taken at GTI is designed to enable students learn more effectively in practical, real-life situations. Applied Learning provides learners with practical experience and knowledge that they can directly translate into workplace scenarios. For example this may involve learning the role of a sound engineer in a state of the art sound recording studio. Or a film editor or production co-ordinator at CladdaTV. It may also involve working as a Beauty Therapist in GTI’s Poise Salon, or as a designer in GTI’s Annual Fashion Showcase.
Facilities at Galway Technical Institute include recording studios, creative digital media laboratories, beauty and hairdressing salons, furniture design workshops, fashion studios and specialist IT facilities.
Certification on courses at GTI are provided by professional bodies such as QQI, CIDESCO, ITEC, CIBTAC, City & Guilds, FAI, GAA , Junior Trades, Senior Trades, ATI [Accounting Technician Ireland]
GTI offers further education and PLC courses in the following areas:
- Applied Health & Social Sciences
- Art & Design
- Technology – Design & Engineering
- IT & Computing
- Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
- General Studies