West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

Progression From Low Pay

Progression From Low Pay

The Progression From Low Pay (PFLP) project specifically supports employed individuals with low earnings working in sectors across Leeds City Region that typically have a low skilled workforce. The first PFLP contract ended on 30 September 2020, however a new offer is currently being developed and will be launched shortly.

As part of PFLP, WYCC supports programmes of training with up to a 40% cost contribution (funded by the European Social Fund) that facilitates progression through skills support in order to increase earning potential and increase social mobility.

Eligible employees must be earning minimum or living wage rates of £9.30 per hour or less.

Project Impact

  • Increase skill levels to encourage job progression
  • Greater earning potential for more low paid workers
  • Address the gender employment and wage gap
  • Drive the increase in the number of people with technical and job-specific skills
  • Address barriers to training
  • Collaborate to create better jobs, tackle low pay and boost productivity through skills