Towbar Technician


The Towbar Technician Course is for people who are interested in making a successful career as a qualified towbar fitter  

Being a Towbar Technician is a varied, interesting and profitable career.  You will be working with all types of vehicles including the latest models coming out of the showroom. 

Having the correct training is absolutely essential.  To be a towbar technician you must have a broad based knowledge that combines vehicle mechanics, auto-electrics, basic diagnostics and commercial bodybuilding which means understanding the different vehicle systems, working with complex vehicle trim and using the latest types of electrics.  .  Knowing potential risk areas and the knowledge to work with them is a key skill that all towbar fitters should be armed with to save time and unnecessary costs.  

This course provides a comprehensive structured framework for high standard towbar fitting and wiring disciplines. You will complete a course that addresses relevant automotive electrical theory, CANbus and bulb failure systems, vehicle management system coding, tools & equipment, best practice in towbar fitting, troubleshooting & fault analysis and the safety issues surrounding vehicle and work place preparation.  

Towing Solutions Limited is the Leading Towing Industry Training Organisation in the UK.  This course is certificated by the IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) and the NTTA (National Trailer & Towing Association)        


Course Content

Introduction to the latest towing and towbar regulations and an overview of relevant towing law.         

Workshop equipment, safety and good working practices.         

Understanding uses of Cables, Connectors, fuses, relays. 

12N, 12S & 13pin types of installations.        

Towbar Technician’s Tools & Equipment.        

Practical exercise of a towbar fitting, including handling the bumpers and removing trim and installation of the towbar.         

Practical exercise of a towbar electrical installation.

Vehicle checks for CANbus and bulb failure systems.   

Practical exercise in coding a vehicle management system for towing.

Fault finding and troubleshooting.     

Customer warranties and paperwork                       




Special Features

  • This course will enable you to comply with the latest towing regulations and work efficiently to industry standards. 

    It gives you a complete guide on what would be the right towbar and electrics for you to install. 

    There will be a "hands on" demonstration of a towbar fitting and electrical system installation to help you understand the full process and fault finding

    Full course support notes which include useful templates to keep you up to date on your paperwork.


    The course is set over three days at our training facility in Macclesfield and accommodation can be arranged if it is required.      


    Learners must: Demonstrate each units’ learning outcomes by following and achieving the required assessment components.  

    Successful candidates will be IMI and NTTA certificated as a Towbar Technician.  We will give you the tools to be confident and competent at fitting towbars.      

    To enquire please call 01625 433251 or email    


    National Trailer and Towing Association


    "Thank you to Nigel and all the team, at Towing Solutions, for the Towbar Technician training course I attended recently, well structured, knowledgeable staff with plenty of hands on experience and expert advice, have given me an invaluable starting point"
    Steve Cooper
    Phone Number 016325 433 251