Version 1.0 - Last Updated: 24 Feb 2021

Schedules and service levels

Drawdown calendar for academic year 2020/21


The payment and drawdown calendar shows the attendance confirmation and payment dates in each month.

Each month has a specific payment date and drawdown date.

The payment date is always the third Wednesday of the month. We do not make interim or catch up payments, so there will be no other payment dates.

The drawdown date is the Thursday before the payment date. We will need to receive a positive attendance confirmation by the end of the day to make the payment on the next payment date.

If you submit a positive attendance confirmation after the drawdown date, we will not make the payment that month, but the following month.

The calendar also shows fixed quarterly attendance return dates. Once learners reach these dates after their initial attendance confirmation, they will appear on your attendance confirmation worklist.

Look at the 3 highlighted dates in each month to see:

  • when we will ask for attendance confirmation
  • when you need to confirm attendance to receive a payment in that month
  • when we will make the payments

The calendar also shows drawdown dates for months when we do not ask for a quarterly attendance confirmation. This is because learners with varying start dates will still need an initial attendance confirmation throughout the year. This will be 2 weeks after their start date, outside the set quarters.

You can download the payment and drawdown calendar here.


2020/21 drawdown and payment dates

August 2020 – fixed quarter for attendance returns 
Drawdown date: 13/08/2020
Payment date: 19/08/2020

September 2020 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 10/09/2020
Payment date: 16/09/2020

October 2020 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 15/10/2020
Payment date: 21/10/2020

November – fixed quarter for attendance returns
Drawdown date: 12/11/2020
Payment date: 18/11/2020

December – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 10/12/2020
Payment date: 16/12/2020

January – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 14/01/2021
Payment date 20/01/2021

February – fixed quarter for attendance returns
Drawdown date: 11/02/2021
Payment date: 17/02/2021

March – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 11/03/2021
Payment date: 17/03/2021

April – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 15/04/2021
Payment date: 21/04/2021

May – fixed quarter for attendance returns
Drawdown date: 13/05/2021
Payment date: 19/05/2021

June – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 10/06/2021
Payment date: 16/06/2021

July – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 15/07/2021
Payment date: 21/07/2021


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