College and university staff

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is still here to support you and your students. We can provide one-to-one career information, advice and guidance services. To speak to an adviser please call us on 0800 917 8000. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. You can also use the information and resources on My World of Work. Designed for secondary school teachers, our resources are also useful for college and university staff.

Help your students prepare for their future career by using My World of Work. 

Our tools will help them understand more about themselves, their strengths and their future goals – which gives valuable insight when writing their profiles.

And we have a range of resources for career education to help you bring the world of work to life, no matter what stage your students are at.

The resources:

  • Meet a range of experiences and outcomes which are clearly set out in Building the Curriculum 4
  • Support delivery of the Entitlements and ‘I can’ statements defined by the Career Education Standard
  • Introduce Career Management Skills

Our careers service

My World of Work is part of Skills Development Scotland (SDS) – Scotland’s careers service. Professionally qualified SDS careers advisers offer career information, advice and guidance (CIAG) in Scotland's colleges. 

Our service includes:

  • Intensive one-to-one guidance through a coaching approach
  • Group sessions
  • Drop-in clinics

SDS have a team of Partner Development and Integration executives linked to your college.

Get in touch if you want more information on any of the resources for career education.


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Designed with teachers, our resources are also useful for college and university staff.

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