In some areas anyway!
From some of the threads in the 'Legal Issues' section of the forum it appears that some police FLDs are now insisting that DSC1 is achieved before they will grant an FAC. There's even one applicant who has been informed that they, (Gwent?), are willing to grant if DSC1 is booked, but the certificate will be revoked if it isn't taken!
Is this a sign of DSC1 being made mandatory by the back door? Even BASC are being quoted as advising an applicant, "the CC is within his right so if you want to shoot deer you will have to take your DSC."
Anybody else received this kind of 'advice' or been forced into DSC1 before the grant of a cert?