if it helps anyone......
Just had my 1st FAC in the post today. Im in TVP. I had no issues with getting it at all. I asked for a .22LR, .243 and .308 with moderators. I don't have my own land I go on paid stalking, but do have experience. I wasn't given any mentor conditions.
For the .22LR they gave me... shooting vermin and other legal ground game and lawful quarry. For the .243 and .308 they gave me .... Shooting deer and other lawful quarry. All three firearms I can use on land deemed suitable by chief of police for area where the land is situated and over which holder has authority to shoot etc etc
All in all six weeks and one day from start to finish. So good effort to TVP!