Hi!Hi! Unfortunately don’t know the answer to the first part... but my partner applied July 2019 for RNP and at the start of this January, he was given a joining date for basic training for July this year. He was told from the very start that he would have a 2 year wait and it was exactly that! Hope that helps?!
from this response, i was the exact same. I applied early 2020 and have just received a date for the 5th July this year! Nice to know I’m only the only one going into the police!