Derwen College

Derwen College offers residential and day placements to students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), aged 16–25.

With four sites based in Shropshire, their students have many opportunities to experience real work settings and have a choice of pathway areas, with subjects including:

  • Business Support
  • Horticulture
  • Hospitality
  • Retail and Enterprise
  • Performing Arts
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Sport and Fitness

For the past four years, the college has used AFD’s Address Lookup, Email Validation, and Phone Validation solutions to ensure all student contact data that is entered by staff or students is valid.

“We added live phone and email validation from AFD Software to our address validation. Now, potential data entry errors are known immediately so they can be corrected – before being saved to our database. In addition, when communicating with students and next of kin by post, phone, and email – we now maximise the chance of connection. In short, AFD is helping us with contact data accuracy, GDPR compliance and the deliverability of communications – regardless of which channel we use to send them”.

Trevor Sharples – MIS Manager, Derwen College

Over 200 Colleges, Sixth Forms and Adult learning Providers rely on AFD Software’s to validate their student contact data. Find out more here.

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