Results day: Helpline offering support across Scotland this results day

If you are worried about results day, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have you covered with their free results helpline.

Results day is almost here and this is arguably the scariest results day anyone has faced due to exams being cancelled and your next steps being uncertain.


It’s normal to be anxious and stressed in the lead up to results day on 4 August, but there is support available.

Education Secretary John Swinney says: “You may achieve the results you worked so hard for, but if you miss out on the grades you were hoping for, there is still a huge variety of options available to you.

“Skills Development Scotland advisers will provide expert advice to help all pupils understand their future education and career choices.”

If your results aren’t what you expected or mean you don’t get into a higher education course, the advisers can help you decide on your next steps.


Thousands of young people can access the dedicated results support when SDS open the lines on Tuesday 4 August.

The free helpline offers advice, information and guidance to young people, their parents and carers from 8am on results day. Simply call 0808 100 8000 for support.

James Russell, SDS director of career information, advice and guidance operations, says: “This year is unlike any other and young people receiving results and their families may be feeling more anxious which is understandable. This is the point when their work and efforts are recognised, our advice and support is available and our message is if your results aren’t what you expected, don’t worry, you have lots of options.

“Our careers advisers are here to help you and your parents and carers with information on all the options and opportunities on offer.”

Expert careers advisers run the helpline and are there to answer your questions both on and after results day.

The results helpline will be open on 4 and 5 August from 8am to 8pm, on 6 and 7 August from 9am to 5pm, and on 10 to 12 August from 9am to 5pm.

You can also get in touch with the helpline via Facebook and Twitter with questions.


Along with the SDS helpline, there is a host of resources available to help you before, on and after results day:

My World of Work 



Young Scot


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