Soft skills is a general term for "non-technical" skills - it covers aspects like teamwork, communication skills, and problem solving. Soft skills can also include things like your attitude and mindset. At Turing College, we encourage our learners to have a "growth mindset" - through which they learn to treat challenges and feedback as opportunities for learning and growth.
Soft skills are very important because these are the skills you will actually need in the workplace. Beyond being great at coding, employers are looking for people who know how to manage their own workflow and work well with others.