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Our careers service in schools

We all want our young people to be effective lifelong career planners who can make informed and confident decisions about their future.

Here at Skills Development Scotland (SDS) we support pupils, parents and teachers with a comprehensive range of career information advice and guidance (CIAG) services.

Our professionally qualified careers staff provide face-to-face guidance. We also have our digital channels including My World of Work and

Our school services table below provides a comprehensive overview of the help on offer. Learn more about the CIAG services we provide in schools and centres across the country here.

Skills Development Scotland School Service Offer

  • Customer

  • Delivered via

  • Type of service

  • P5-P7

  • S1

  • S2

  • S3

  • S4

  • S5

  • S6

Skills Development Scotland School Service Offer

Our support is available to pupils at all ages and stages, and parents and teachers too.

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Parent and carer research – Parents’ Voice Survey 2023/24


Parents and carers are key influencers over young people’s career ambitions and choices.

Parent and carer views on our career services are extremely important to us and will help us continue to shape and evolve our services.  

Please let us know what you think through our Parents’ Voice Survey 2023/24 which should take around 10 minutes to complete. 


Parents’ Voice Survey 2022/23

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Parents’ Voice Survey 2023/24

Take the survey

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