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Skills Development Scotland offers a helping hand

On 7 August around 140,000 pupils across the country will receive their National, Higher and Advanced Higher results

02/08/2018

Skills Development Scotland’s Exam Results Helpline is based in Adelphi Centre in Glasgow and will be open from 8am until 8pm on 7 and 8 August, and from 9am until 5pm from 9 until 15 August. The number to call is: 0808 100 8000.

The Exam Results Helpline offers young people and their parents and carers the chance to talk to someone who is impartial

This is the 26th year of the free helpline which offers advice, information and support for young people, and their parents and carers, who make a third of all calls.

Qualified careers advisers are on hand to help young people who may not have received the results they were hoping for and those who have done better than anticipated.

These skilled professionals have unique access to information on UCAS course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern, Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships, and employment or volunteering.

Lots of people don’t take a direct route to their chosen career – and our advisers are there to help you find your own route to get there.

SDS Director of Career Information, Advice and Guidance Operations, James Russell, said: “Everything might seem overwhelming, but our experienced advisers and online services are there to help and have information on all the options and opportunities young people can consider.

“Lots of people don’t take a direct route to their chosen career – and our advisers are there to help you find your own route to get there.”

Joanna Murphy, Chair of National Parent Forum of Scotland, said: “Speaking from experience, I know that the Exam Results Helpline offers young people and their parents and carers the chance to talk to someone who is impartial, which helps you to step back and take stock at what can be a stressful time.

In the week following results day, learners can direct message careers advisers through Twitter and Facebook with any questions they have about their results or what to do next.

More information

Twitter: @mywowscotland

Facebook: facebook.com/myworldofwork

Find out more information on My World of Work: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/examresults

Find out more information on Skills Development Scotland: https://www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/