Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Exam Results Helpline will open at 8 am on Tuesday 8 August as 139,000 pupils across the country receive their National, Higher and Advanced Higher results.
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.
To speak to qualified careers advisors, who will have access to UCAS course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern and Foundation Apprenticeships and employment or volunteering you just need to call 0808 100 8000.
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 consider.
Help is also available at the network of SDS local centres, you can find details of the local centres on the Skills Development Scotland website.
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 www.myworldofwork.co.uk. There’s also information about Modern Apprenticeships and Foundation Apprenticeships, at www.apprenticeships.scot. Foundation Apprenticeships help young people gain valuable, real-world work experience and access work-based learning while they are still at school.