Exam Results Helpline
19 July 2017
Skills Development Scotland's Exam Results Helpline will open on
Tuesday 8 August as 139,000 students across the country receive
their National, Higher and Advanced Higher results.
This is the 25th year of the *free helpline which offers advice,
information and support for young people and their parents, who
make a third of all calls we receive.
It will be open from 8am until 8pm on 8 and 9 August and from
9am until 5pm from 10 until 16 August. The number to call is 0808
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 and Foundation Apprenticeships
and employment or volunteering.
SDS Acting Director of Operations James Russell said: "Our
message for those young people and their parents and carers as the
results arrive is not to panic. Everything might seem overwhelming
at that point. Our experienced advisers are there to help and have
information on all the options and opportunities young people can
James highlighted the help that is also available at SDS's
network of local centres. For full details of locations and opening
hours, visit www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk.
National Parent Forum of Scotland Chair Joanna Murphy said: "I
know from my own experiences that the SDS Exam Results Helpline is
a real life line. It 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.
"Whether you've had unexpected results, or just want to talk
over your choices, the advisers can talk you through the wide range
of options available to you. A calm conversation takes some of the
heat out of the emotion of the day, and reminds young people no
matter the results, there is always a next step."
Post-results information for pupils and parents is also
available at myworldofwork.co.uk.
There's also information about Modern Apprenticeships and
Foundation Apprenticeships, at apprenticeships.scot.
Foundation Apprenticeships help young people gain valuable,
real-world work experience and access work-based learning while
they are still at school.
Students can also access help, advice and support via My World
of Work's Facebook
page which has practical help and links to UCAS, SAAS, Young Scot and the SQA.
*Operator charges may apply
Read about Careers Adviser Jen Whelan's connection to helpline
Find out more about SDS careers services across Scotland
Source - The Skills Development Scotland