not strictly true....at least on my understanding.
it is an "hours course" which makes for two very long days. I think something like 20 hours contact time. 2x 10hr days is waay to long.
Our Wing run these over a weekend with a Friday evening start. 2x 8 hour days and a 4x hour evening would make 20 hours.
Don't quote me on the numbers but certainly that is how I recall the basis of the explanation of the agenda for the weekend!
I have heard this as well.
But to counter this, anyone operating with a BEL (unless as part of a youth groups, Scouts/School which may have thier own restrictions - remember all CFAVs are expected to have a first aid ticket of some sort, the Scouts/schools/other could easily apply a similar policy) if doing as part of a business their liability insurance would expect proven first aid knowledge.
It would not be expected to take a group from the WI on a BEL level event which they paid for the "service" of a qualified leader that the service provided was appropriately covered