I have a Tiefling Arcanist with Variant Multiclass Oracle with Merciful Curse. Part of the curse reads "You gain the ability to lay on hands, as the paladin ability, using your curse level as your paladin level." And the racial Favored Class from Tiefling for paladins is "Add +1 to the amount of damage the paladin heals with lay on hands, but only when the paladin uses that ability on herself."
Without having actual "Paladin" levels, would I still be able to choose this and gain the benefit for this? Or does it have to be "real" levels only?