DESC Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Service


Information on Support for Education Leavers Summer 2022

Results Summer 2022 :

Key Dates:

Tuesday 9th August 2022 - SQA Qualifications at SQCF Levels 4,5,6 (available to students via my SQA)

Thursday 11th August 2022 - CAIE IA Levels (available to students via secure login)

Thursday 18th August 2022 - OfQual regulated A Levels, WJEC A Levels, Other Ofqual regulated Level 3 qualifications (BTECs), CAIE IGCSE (available to students via secure login)

Thursday 25th August 2022 - WJEC GCSEs, Ofqual regulated Level 1/2 qualifications (BTECs, OCR Nationals etc)

Schools will be open on:

Thursday 18th August - for Level 3 (BTEC Level 3/A Level) results and support

Thursday 25th August - for Level 1 and 2 (IGCSE, GCSE and other Level 1 /2 qualifications ) results and support

Schools will let their pupils and their parents know about the specific school arrangements for these days


More information and advice for education leavers this summer can be found through the links below:

Year 11 leavers

Year 13 Leavers

Further Education Leavers

Higher Education Leavers

During the results period itself the DESC Careers Team will be offering additional advice and guidance to any education leaver who needs it through the Summer Signposts scheme:


Isle of Man Learning Pathways and Careers Education Provision


Please note that the above captures Island, not individual school, provision and is subject to ongoing changes and development work across schools and UCM.

Downloadable version here:


A Career

A career is all about building up skills through various employment opportunities alongside other learning or training. Careers should be thought about in the long-term and are about learning, gaining experience, building connections, and putting yourself in the right position to be able to progress (eg a promotion or pay rise). All the jobs you have in your lifetime and other experiences that you may have through personal interests, hobbies and volunteering influence your career path.

Career paths are not usually a straight line from A to B, if it were that simple we would find it much easier to make decisions. Careers challenge you to keep learning new skills and adapting this in turn keeps you interested and motivated in the role you are doing.