Refer a young person

Who can apply?

The Become Coaching Programme is for care-experienced young people aged 16 to 25.

Participation is free.

To be considered for the programme, a young person must:

  • be aged 16 – 25;
  • be in care or a care leaver;
  • be able to attend regular one-to-one sessions at Become’s office in Islington, London, on weekdays between 9am – 6pm*;
  • be able to attend occasional group sessions at our office in Islington which take place in the evening or over the weekend*.

*Become’s Coaching and Support Team can provide help and advice to young people on approaching their employers about the programme.

When you have checked that the young person meets all the criteria above, please either get in touch with our Coaching and Support Team, who will be able to talk to you about whether the Become Coaching Programme could be right for them. Once you or the young person have spoken to one of the team, they may be invited for a first meeting at Become, to find out if coaching is suitable for them.

Please contact the team by email at or call 020 7251 3117. You can expect to hear back from us within 5 working days.

Young people can also find out more and apply directly to the programme on this page. 

Demand for places is high and coaching is not suitable for everyone. Unfortunately, we can’t take on everyone who applies. If we can’t take a young person on, we will always try to signpost them to other sources of support and advice.