Results Helpline offering support across Scotland

Results Helpline offering support across Scotland

Thousands of young people can access dedicated support when Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Results Helpline opens on Tuesday 4 August. The free* helpline from Scotland’s career service offers advice, information, and guidance for young people and their parents from 8 am on results day.

Around 138,000 candidates across the country will receive their results.

James Russell, SDS Director of Career Information, Advice & Guidance Operations, said: “If your results aren’t what you expected, don’t panic, you have lots of options.

“This is an unprecedented year with the cancellation of exams, and we understand that may cause more worry than normal. Our advisers are here to help you and your parents and carers with information on all the options and opportunities on offer.”

The dedicated Results Helpline will open Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 Aug, 8 am to 8 pm, Thursday 6, Friday 7, Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 Aug, 9 am to 5 pm.

The number to call is 0808 100 8000.

SDS advisers are at the end of the phone to help young people and their parents and carers. The skilled professionals have access to information on course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern, Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships and jobs, volunteering or staying on at school.

To get in touch with the helpline via social media go to My World of Work on Facebook at

Parents and carers can also head over to for information on jobs in demand in Scotland and tips on handling career conversations at results time.

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