Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has highlighted the service that Skills Development Scotland (SDS) provides to both pupils and parents after the results of National, Higher, and Advanced Higher exams are released.
The SDS helpline will open on Tuesday 8th August as 139,000 pupils across Scotland are expected to receive their exam results.
SDS has offered this service at no additional charge above normal operator rates for 25 years now and will be open to give advice this year from 8am – 8pm on the 8th and 9th August and then from 9am – 5pm on the 10th until 16th August. The number to call is 0808 100 8000.
Qualified Careers Advisors will be on hand to give advice to those who may not have achieved the results they had been hoping for – as well as those who performed better than they had originally expected.
Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:
“Whilst getting your exam results can be an exciting time for many, it’s important to note that for those who didn’t quite perform they way they had hoped or expected, there is help and guidance available.
“Skills Development Scotland’s Exam Results Helpline offers advice and support to those who perhaps haven’t achieved the grades they wanted or needed – as well as those who have performed better than they had expected. They offer advice to parents of pupils too – who make up about a third of all calls to the Helpline.
“Their skilled professionals will be on hand to offer advice about college and university places, modern and foundation apprenticeships, and employment and volunteering. I would encourage anyone who has any questions or issues to get in touch with the SDS Exam Results Helpline.”