Help is at hand for pupils

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Pupils in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang who do not get the exam re­sults they were hop­ing for can take ad­van­tage of a free helpline.

More than 147,000 pupils in Scot­land will re­ceive their Higher and Na­tional 4 and 5 qual­i­fi­ca­tion re­sults on Tues­day, Au­gust. 4

Skills De­vel­op­ment Scot­land (SDS) has a free helpline of­fer­ing ad­vice, in­for­ma­tion and sup­port for young peo­ple and their par­ents, whether their re­sults are not what they had hoped or bet­ter than an­tic­i­pated.

The helpline, now in its 23rd year, will be open from 8am un­til 8pm on 4 and 5 Au­gust and from 9am un­til 5pm daily un­til 12 Au­gust. The num­ber to call is 0808 100 8000.

SDS ad­vis­ers will be on hand to of­fer call­ers unique ac­cess to in­for­ma­tion on UCAS course va­can­cies at col­lege and univer­si­ties across the UK, Con­fir­ma­tion and Clear­ing, ad­vice about Mod­ern Ap­pren­tice­ships, em­ploy­ment and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

There is also post-re­sults in­for­ma­tion for pupils and par­ents on SDS’s My World of Work web ser­vice. Stu­dents can also ac­cess help, ad­vice and sup­port via SDS’s Face­book page which has prac­ti­cal help and links to UCAS, SAAS, Young Scot and the SQA.

SDS Oper­a­tions Di­rec­tor Danny Logue said:“This can be a dif­fi­cult time for young peo­ple and their par­ents, but our ad­vice is not to panic be­cause there are lots of op­tions to con­sider. They can find out more by call­ing our Helpline ad­vis­ers. Get­ting in­for­ma­tion about the choices that are avail­able can make de­ci­sions about their next steps clearer.”

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