Version 1.0 - Last Updated: 24 Feb 2021

Schedules and service levels

Payment and drawdown calendar


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 for academic year 2021/22 here


2021/22 drawdown and payment dates

August 2021 – fixed quarter for attendance returns 
Drawdown date: 12/08/2021
Payment date: 18/08/2021

September 2021 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 09/09/2021
Payment date: 15/09/2021

October 2021 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 14/10/2021
Payment date: 20/10/2021

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

December 2021 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 09/12/2021
Payment date: 15/12/2021

January 2022 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 13/01/2022
Payment date 19/01/2022

February 2022 – fixed quarter for attendance returns
Drawdown date: 10/02/2022
Payment date: 16/02/2022

March 2022 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 10/03/2022
Payment date: 16/03/2022

April 2022 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 14/04/2022
Payment date: 20/04/2022

May 2022 – fixed quarter for attendance returns
Drawdown date: 12/05/2022
Payment date: 18/05/2022

June 2022 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 09/06/2022
Payment date: 15/06/2022

July 2022 – assumed attendance
Drawdown date: 14/07/2022
Payment date: 20/07/2022