Update from Skills Development Scotland
As schools across Scotland are closed to most pupils, Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers will continue to provide careers information and advice by phone and digitally.
Our Advisers will contact pupils who were scheduled to have a face-to-face appointment to make alternative arrangements.
If your child is choosing their subjects, their school Careers Adviser will be available, if required, to provide support over the coming weeks to help them think about their choices, including a one-to-one conversation. If the school believe a pupil would benefit from a discussion with the Careers Adviser, then a referral can be made and the adviser will make contact with the pupil. There’s also the opportunity for you – as a parent or carer – to join the conversation and discuss where their options might take them in the future. As current government guidelines don’t permit these conversations to take place in person, we’ll seek to make alternative arrangements by phone or video conference.
You’ll also find lots of helpful tools and information to help with subject choices, on the careers service website, My World of Work. Visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk/subjectchoices
Please be aware that career information and advice is available online for anyone who needs it at My World of Work. You can also contact your local centre to speak to an adviser or call the SDS helpline on 0800 917 8000.