Music: Pro Tools Fundamentals I

In Brief

Start Date /

This two-day course will run on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 February 2022 (9.00am-5.00pm).

Entry requirements

  • No previous awareness of Pro Tools is required
  • Awareness of the basics of music production

You will achieve

PT101 Pro Tools Fundamentals I

Course overview

The PT101 Pro Tools Fundamentals I is an Avid industry standard certification for learning the rudiments of music production using Pro Tools.

The course is open to anybody who is interested in studying music production techniques for their career or personal interest.

Please note this course is also available as an additional to the main Barnsley College HE (and potentially FE) courses, that would typically be the BA (Hons) Popular Music Production pathway. Please liaise directly with the course tutor about costs of study if this applies to you.

Course content

Students will spend two days per week in the mac room (HE103) at our Church Street campus, where the course curriculum will be studied. At the end of the second day the test will be taken (there are two attempts to pass the test).

The Pro Tools Fundamentals I (PT101) course introduces fundamental Pro Tools concepts and principles, covering everything an individual needs to know to complete a basic Pro Tools project, from initial setup to final mixdown.

Students also learn to build sessions that include multi-track recordings of live audio, MIDI sequences and virtual instruments.

Hands-on exercises and projects introduce essential techniques for creating sessions, recording and importing audio and MIDI, editing session media, navigating sessions and arranging media on tracks, and using basic processing and mixing techniques to finalize a production.

Included with the course material is a download of media files and Pro Tools sessions to accompany the exercises and projects in the text.

Assessment is a computer based certification exam to be taken at the end of the course.

Students will need their own stationery including pens and paper for additional notes. The course book and computer to work on will be supplied (the book will be for the student to keep).

Church Street Campus
Church Street
S70 2AN

Completion of the PT101 provides the training required to prepare for the Avid Certified User: Pro Tools certification and then allows access to the PT110 course, which gives 100 level certification.

How much does the course cost?


16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

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If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Music: Pro Tools Fundamentals I

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