SDS Results Helpline

On 4 August, SQA results day, Skills Development Scotland will once again open its Results Helpline.

Whatever their results, pupils (and their parents or carers) can speak to our expert career advisers, who will be ready to provide reassurance and support with next steps.

The Helpline will be open:

  • 4 – 5 August: 8am – 8pm
  • 6 – 7 August: 9am-5pm
  • 10 – 12 August: 9am-5pm

More details including the Helpline number will be available on My World of Work.

SDS are still here to help.

SDS careers advisers are available to offer support to pupils throughout the summer and can be reached on 0800 917 8000. Enhanced resources for school leavers including our current webinar series are also available on My World of Work.

DYW Summer Leavers Programme 2020


Did you leave school this summer? Are you looking for a job or apprenticeship? The DYW Skills Academy is for you.

Our ‘Get Industry Ready’ sessions give you the insight, skills and knowledge you need to build your industry readiness. You will learn at your own pace with weekly video content delivered by industry experts alongside bite sized e-learning and to top off the experience, if you are actively applying for jobs or apprenticeships there are additional experiences just for you.

Interested? Find out more and register now!


Developing the Young Workforce are excited to launch our first virtual Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Event Series!

Our Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Events are a series of four broadcasts running throughout the summer, which will allow parents, carers and guardians to hear about the things that matter to them right now.

The events will provide parents and carers with information about options and pathways for young people, including where they can go to make informed judgements to support their young person’s next steps.

With input from a range of experts covering topics such as exams, mental health, apprenticeships, skills development and pathways into industry, the events aim to provide a message of reassurance and optimism to parents and carers at this challenging time.

Interested? Find out more and register now!


Launching the E-DYW Digital Resource Hub

If you are a young person, educator, parent or carer, employer, or organisation you will find online support and resources to assist you in all aspects of the Developing the Young Workforce programme.

This is an evolving project and is designed to compliment the work of all stakeholders engaged in the DYW programme. Our initial bank of resources aims to support those in the senior phase and beyond but, we will expand these resources to aid stakeholders from early learning onwards, in the coming months.

Check It Out!