Young people across Orkney will today (Tuesday 10 August) receive confirmation from SQA of the results they have achieved this year. If your results are not what you expected, don’t panic you still have options – and there are experts on hand to help you navigate the next part of your journey.
From 8am on Tuesday 10 August, a dedicated Results Helpline from Skills Development Scotland (SDS) will run with Careers Advisers waiting to answer calls and offer advice, information and support to young people and their parents or carers.
The helpline has been open since mid-June providing support in relation to provisional results and what they may mean, however young people and parents can now get information in relation to course vacancies, clearing, advice on apprenticeships, jobs, volunteering and staying on at school.
You can call the helpline on 0808 100 8000. It will be open from 8am-8pm on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 August. Thereafter, it will be open on weekdays between 9am-5pm between Thursday 12 and Wednesday 18 August 2021.
If you would rather speak to someone familiar, you can also contact Careers Advisers from the local SDS team in Kirkwall. You can get in touch with them by calling (01856) 872 460 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find them on Facebook @SDS Orkney.
You can find further advice on My World of Work.