Renfrewshire students should already have received their National, Higher and Advanced Higher exam results today.
Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) annual Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8am to 8pm from today, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th August, and then from 9am until 5pm up until the 16th August. The number is 0808 100 8000.
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.
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.
Post-results information for students 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.
Renfrewshire North & West MSP Derek Mackay is highlighting help and advice available to students and parents on results day.
Derek said: “Exam results day can be a daunting and nerve-wracking time, and I think it is important that all students who are receiving results are supported with advice and guidance.
“If you get the results you are looking for, then that is obviously fantastic. However, if students do not get what they need this time round, then be assured that there are a huge number of options available and there is support and advice available to help you get where you want to be.
“Whatever the outcome, these results will be a beginning, rather than an end point.
“Skills Development Scotland are on hand to offer support and advice to students and parents on the next chapter.
“I would like to take this opportunity to wish all students the very best of luck.”