Picking up the phone for advice on results day

Everything your child has been working towards, has been nervous for and has worried about is finally here: results day. If they open the envelope and don’t see what they would like today, there’s a team ready to offer you and your child advice and support.

Firstly, a congratulations is in order for both you and your child – you’ve made it this far no matter what their results are. Completing your exams, applying for higher education and making it to this moment are all big achievements within themselves, and you should be proud of them.

Give yourself a pat on the back, too, they wouldn’t have made it here without your support.

But, if your child’s results aren’t what they hoped for it isn’t the end of the world. There’s an array of opportunities that will see them on the path to success.

A phone call away

Once you’ve had a five minute freak out take a deep breath and hug it out, think about your child’s next steps. This can be a stressful and confusing time, seeking advice from an expert is the best option.

The free Skills Development Scotland exam results helpline gives parents and students access to dedicated advice from experts.

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Open from 8am this morning, the helpline offers advice, information and guidance for young people and their parents on results day. This includes unique access to information on UCAS course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, confirmation and clearing, and advice about jobs and apprenticeships.

Getting advice takes minutes but will put your mind at ease and stop you and your child worrying for days.

Call 0808 100 8000 now if you need results day advice.

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