Annette had worked with various private training organisations over 15 years, and grew increasingly disillusioned with their profit before people mind set and cynical way of doing business; she knew she could provide this sort of training more effectively, cheaper and with a real person centered approach that put the needs of the client first. Annette’s idea was to create a community initiative that focused on reducing poverty and unemployment, through the provision of tailored employability and training support services designed to improve people’s life chances and choices. With this in mind, the name for Forth Valley Community Focus CIC was formed.
It was not long before Annette pushed beyond her comfort zone and took Fvcf CIC to the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Bank of Scotland, start up programme for 2016/17, with over a thousand applicants we were shortlisted for the next stage, and then over the moon to get to the final, which involved a 3min pitch about our community project. Annette managed to do the impossible (only talk for 3min) and secured a place for FVCF CIC in the School for Social Entrepreneurs, Bank of Scotland, Start-up programme, which offers funding for start-up, activity learning sets, and a business mentor, an invaluable asset to Fvcf cic. Watch our news updates for progress!
Annette’s idea was to create a community initiative that focused on reducing poverty and unemployment, through the provision of tailored employability and training support services designed to improve people’s life chances and choices. With this in mind, the name for Forth Valley Community Focus CIC was formed. We believe in the power of cohesive, connected communities to effect real and lasting social change. A change that will see our local authority benefit from affordable, yet high value quality service provision. A change that will offer those most in need of support in the community a place where they can not only socialise, but gain access to services that will improve their lives in many areas. A change that will also see local SME’s benefit from low cost, high quality administration services.
With a lot of hard work and support from the local community and that of local buisnesses within Falkirk, Forth Valley Community Focus CIC (fvcf cic) were proud to announce the success of gaining their SQA Centre Accreditation in September 2016, with their first Qualification in the Award in Health & Safety within a construction Environment, leading to the CSCS Green Card.
We will provide work experience placements that include a tailored programme to meet with the individuals career requirements, also to benefit our local economy.
We offer a lifetime service guarantee to all who use our services, giving them the opportunity to return for after care and any further support required to assist the person in sustaining their future goals. The main advantage to the community is that they can access all these provisions in one place.
The CSCS combined course will take you through the SQA Health & Safety in Construction Environment Level 1 Award, then proceed on to the CSCS Health & Safety Test completing with the provision of the CSCS Labourers Card.
Industry training avaliable in hospitality, construction, health and safety trainign, call center training, SIA Training, Bar Licence, First aid and much more.
Forth Valley Community Focus cic services are set out around the local authorities’ plans outlined in the Falkirk Councils 2011 – 2021, Towards a Fairer Falkirk, Tackling Poverty and Inequalities Strategies report, which shows the overall purpose of the Poverty Strategy - Towards a Fairer Falkirk is to reduce poverty and the impact of poverty on individuals and communities within our area. We want to ensure that inequalities between the wealthiest and the poorest in our communities are reduced and that everyone has a better life. Our unique profiling will provide bespoke training programmes with a holistic approach, that will be tailored around the individual, assisting their progression requirements to enhance their future within the local community.