For 25 years we have been the leading charity for children in care and young care leavers in England. Find out more here.

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

Participation in the programme is free.

Young people who take part in the programme 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 Become’s office in Islington which take place in the evening (5.30 – 9.00pm)*

*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 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. Please contact the team by email at coaching@becomecharity.org.uk 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?

First, someone from our coaching team will be in touch with the young person. We aim to 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 our programme in action.

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.

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