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

Participation in the programme is free.

To be considered for a place on 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, or complete the form below. 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 call 020 7251 3117 or complete the form below. You can expect to hear back from us within five working days.

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

What will happen after I’ve made a referral?

Please be aware that there is a big demand for a small number of places on the Become Coaching Programme – and it’s not suitable for everyone.

First, someone from our coaching team will be in touch with the young person. We aim respond to enquiries within five working days. The coach will ask some questions to find out where he or she is at in their life, and why they want to come on the Become Coaching Programme. Once they have spoken to one of the team, they may be invited for a one-to-one meeting with a coach, and then to a group introduction to coaching. This is a fun session which will give them the chance to see what coaching and our programme is all about.

This is all part of our process to make sure that coaching is right for them at this time in their life. If it isn’t, we’ll aim to help them find other sources of support or advice. If the young person and our coaching team all decide that the Become Coaching Programme is right for them, they will go on a waiting list, until a place becomes available.

We would strongly encourage this wherever possible.
For example, does the young person need a translator or use a wheelchair?