Alumni registration for Year 13s (destinations form)

We would like all of our Year 13 leavers to complete this form before collecting their A Level results:

We endeavour to record the destination of all of our students who complete their studies with us. We would therefore like all Year 13 students to complete this short form to inform us of their destination from September 2018. We appreciate that this may change once results have been received but ask that students complete the form before collecting results and then update us of any changes come September.

We also love to keep in touch with our alumni and hear about the exciting things they achieve after leaving S6C. Please complete the form and let us know whether you’d be happy to share your experiences with our current students to inspire them to achieve great things after leaving S6C.

We will also have paper copies of the form available on A level results day, Thursday 16th August, so that students can complete the form before collecting their results if they have not completed the online form.

Students can complete the form by following this link:

In Year 13 and interested in a career in Pathology?

We have been notified of some NHS job vacancies that our Year 13 students who are leaving us this summer may be interested in:

There is a Pathology Open Evening on Wednesday 25th July at University Hospital Southampton.

“Would you like to join a workforce dedicated to meeting your needs for undertaking new challenges, being able to work flexibly and developing your career in a way that suits you? Register now to attend our pathology recruitment day, taking place on Wednesday, 25 July 2018.

At University Hospital Southampton, we’re always improving, and as part of our ever evolving and expanding service we are looking to recruit to a number of roles across a wide range of areas within pathology.

With a vibrant, busy, and diverse workforce, the pathology team is comprised of approximately 300 staff; all committed to providing a round-the-clock service for our patients – who are at the centre of everything we do.

What roles do we have on offer?

No matter what your level of experience and skill, we may have something of interest to you.

We are looking to recruit to positions ranging from Agenda for Change (AfC) band 2 (£15,404 pa) through to band 7 (£41,787 pa).

This includes:

Administrative positions Typing of diagnostic reports, post mortem reports, prepare requirements for MDT meetings, administrative support to laboratory services. Educated to GCSE level to include Maths and English.


Proficient in Microsoft Office and touch type dictation.

Biomedical scientists Undertake specialist testing of patient samples to generate diagnostic and prognostic informative reports. Be educated to degree level and possess an appropriate BSc qualification.

Registered Biomedical Scientist with the Health Care Professions Council.

Biomedical support workers Receive and check samples presented for testing, patient data input to computer systems, instrument and equipment maintenance, reagent preparation and provision. Support BMS’s and pathologists. Educated to GCSE level with at least 1 qualification in a science subject.
Electron microscopists Processing and analysis of patient samples requiring examination and interpretation at ultrastructural level. Degree in Science


Assistant practitioners


To assist HCPC- Registered and other certificated scientific staff with processing the full range of specimens received for analysis. Educated to GCSE level to include maths, English and at least one science-based subject.


Hold an NVQ level 3 qualification in Health (Pathology Support Worker).


Working toward a degree qualification in Laboratory Sciences.

Phlebotomists A phlebotomist is someone who is trained in the skill of taking or drawing blood from patients  in a clinical environment. By using venipuncture, which is the process of making an incision in the vein to draw blood, phlebotomy personnel can collect blood samples for the purposes of research, testing, donations, or transfusions. Educated to GCSE level to include Maths and English.


Have good communication skills


Friendly, courteous and sympathetic when it comes to working with patients


Good attention to detail

Anatomic pathology technicians To assist with the provision of a comprehensive Mortuary service including carrying out both routine and specialised autopsy work. Educated to GCSE level.

Hold at least a Level 3 Diploma in Anatomical Pathology Technique

Quality management Support delivery of the Quality Systems ensuring the services become progressively more effective in quality terms and meet regulatory and accreditation requirements.


Work with other healthcare professionals to maximise the effectiveness of the service and ensure continual compliance with all legislative bodies

Either working toward completion of, or holding, a relevant MSc or equivalent qualification.
Information technology roles


Support and develop  Pathology core systems and applications directly employed by clinical services across UHS, GP practices and other networked lab to lab links.

Some data quality and Information reporting roles.    Some input into specialist laboratory  service work processes to support automation and efficiency

Educated to GCSE level to include maths, English and at least one science-based subject.
Advanced Excel/reporting skills.
ITIL certified

Further qualification in  Informatics /IT / Science  eg to degree level  required according to grade of post/role

What are the benefits of working for the pathology department?

In addition to the many benefits you can access through working for the NHS, we can offer you:

  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • A degree of autonomy and responsibility, supported by peers
  • Encouragement to progress with your career, with some courses funded
  • Involvement in service development and improvement
  • A number of different specialty areas to work in
  • friendly and supportive work environment;
  • Cutting-edge information technology

We understand that rigid rotas can cause problems for those that need a bit more flexibility; so we try to accommodate flexible working wherever possible across all areas.

Pathology is a fantastic place to work, and this is your opportunity to speak to staff and find out why.

About the Trust

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is a large teaching trust with a wide range of clinical specialties. One of our main objectives has been to become a top-ten research trust and the pathology department is integral to achieving this.

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We’ve recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement
  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

Want to find out more?

Come to our recruitment open day and see what opportunities are on offer in pathology.

What you can expect:

  • Detailed explanations of the roles on offer
  • An informative and comprehensive talk about the department 

To register to attend this open day, please email by 21/07/2018 and we will send you joining instructions, including location and directions to the event.  Please let us know what role(s) you are interested in. When you email in you will be given a time slot, either 4pm or 5.30pm. There will be a 2 brief presentations, one by HR and the other by the head of the pathology dept.  There are then stands manned by pathology staff to discuss any of the roles. There will also be tours to pathology. The vacancies will then go ‘live’ the following week on the NHS website:-

S6C Open Evening – Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Our next Open Evening will be Tuesday 3rd July 2018 – this is for 2019 entry as well as providing another opportunity for applicants for 2018 entry to visit again. More dates for the autumn will be announced soon.

The Open Evening is a great opportunity to meet our teachers and current students and discover the fantastic courses that you can study at S6C.

The Open Evening will be held from 6-8pm.

There will be a Welcome Talk from our Principal at 6:15pm which will be repeated at 7pm. We recommend you start your visit by attending this talk. Our teaching staff and current students are available to talk about the courses and opportunities available in their subjects on a drop-in basis throughout the evening. They are located in classrooms within S6C which will be signposted and detailed in a programme which you will be given upon arrival.

More information can be found here:

S6C Induction Day for applicants – Thursday 28th June 2018

All successful applicants have been invited to attend our Induction Day on Thursday 28th June 2018.

The Induction Day will start at 10:30am and will conclude at 14:15. If you are studying the extended diploma in Health and Social Care or the Diploma in Sport then your day will end at 13:45.

As part of the Induction Day you will have the opportunity to meet subject teachers and find out more about how to prepare yourself for the start of your courses in September. You’ll also hear from current students who will be sharing their experience of S6C with you.

S6C is more than just academic life; we truly value each individual and want to give you a further opportunity to talk to current students and staff and find out about wider elements of college life. At lunchtime there will be an information fair with information on Duke of Edinburgh, National Citizen Service, employer engagement within the community, travel to college, Enrichment, IT and bursary support.

There will be a cake sale at break time which has been organised by the Student Leadership Team to raise money for charities they have chosen to support. Please feel free to bring some money to purchase cakes and donate to charity.

At lunchtime we will have a street food van providing hot food. In addition, hot and cold drinks can be purchased from the food van and ice cream can be purchased from an ice cream van so please feel free to bring cash for these additional services.

You may want to participate in sporting activities in the lunch break, such as a short game of football, if so, please wear/bring appropriate footwear/clothing. There will also be a quiz which requires a QR code reader to be installed on your phone.

Parents/carers are also invited to attend a Q&A with the Principal as part of the Induction Day. The Q&A will take place from 13:30-14:00 and all parents/carers are invited to attend. If your parent/carer would like to attend, please advise them to email or call 01722 597975.

We can’t wait to welcome you!

Largest post-16 peer review scheme celebrates 25 years

S6C is part of the External Quality Review which sees teachers from 26 sixth form colleges and general further education colleges sharing best practice to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

We’re pleased to celebrate 25 years of this fantastic work!

Read more here:

S6C Tours of the College

We would like to invite prospective students to a tour of the College building.

A tour gives you the opportunity to see our fantastic facilities, gain information about our courses and experience what it is like to study at S6C. All students are welcome to attend whether you have applied yet or not.

The tour will be delivered by a member of staff or a member of the Student Leadership Team and will give you the opportunity to ask questions about studying at S6C and the application process.

If you would like to attend a tour, please complete and submit the form below: