Activity for this year’s Skills Development Scotland (SDS) results support will be adapted due to the current situation and to provide support to learners from mid-June.
It's another year like no other, but our expert advisers are here to help. This year we are providing an extended support service to learners, and their parents and carers over the summer period to help them understand their options at this uncertain time.
SDS Results Help is a key contribution to the Scottish Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee, supporting every 16 to 24-year-old in Scotland into a job, placement, training or volunteering.
Help with provisional results
The SDS Helpline number is 0800 917 8000 and is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. This is the number to call from now until 9 August to discuss provisional results and what they may mean.
Help from results day
The SDS Results Helpline number is 0808 100 8000 – this goes live on results day, Tuesday 10 August and advisers will have access to information on course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships and jobs, volunteering or staying on at school.
On both helplines SDS's expert advisers are at the end of the phone to help young people and their parents and carers.
There's also lots of support on Scotland's career website, My World of Work and through our social media channels.
Young people may need more help than usual this year to understand their choices. We'd like to ask all partners with a shared interest in supporting Scotland’s learners to help spread the word about the range of SDS support available over the summer, and when results are confirmed on 10 August.
Some ideas to help spread the word include:
• posting a blog or news item on your website highlighting the support services available from SDS during the summer and when results are confirmed on 10 August
• sharing details of the support available on your social media channels
• updating information on your website to include details of the help and support available
• pointing learners, their parents and carers to SDS’s support through your e-newsletters or emails.
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